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DJ,

Of course-one has to keep an eye for that-the good news is vaccines seem to offer some protection also-so far-against as far as is known ALL the variants that are spreading. Vaccines-not here a year ago-do make a difference !

And that is GOOD NEWS !!!

Still the number of people in need for vaccinations is the major issue. Also "rich countries" taking most of the vaccines, poor countries taking most of the suffering is another global injustice. 

-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ allthough far from perfect give an indication on where we are in this pandemic. India getting close to 300,000 new daily cases-2020 deaths is a horrorshow. Cases have been going up-with much underreporting- for over a week. Can India itself reach 500,000 new cases per day ? Is there a limit to testcapacity ? In theory the number of deaths could increase even faster then the number of new cases when only the deaths would get tested...

Brazil, Turkey, US, France also in high numbers. Poland doing bad in new deaths...The total numbers; just over 825,000 new cases, 13,905 deaths are not yet record high-but the upward trend is sad, bad...

Vaccinations, testing, sequencing remain problematic. NPI-stop spreading the virus-is even worse..."We" are not doing enough to stop this pandemic so it will get worse. 

-Flutrackers;

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913274-india-record-number-of-covid-19-cases-and-deaths-reported-2-007-deaths-293-534-cases-april-20-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913274-india-record-number-of-covid-19-cases-and-deaths-reported-2-007-deaths-293-534-cases-april-20-2021 ;I do not know if the huge number of cases is due to more testing, or not. A terrible number, nevertheless.

Coronavirus | Highest single-day spike in deaths
For the first time, more than 2,000 COVID-19 deaths were registered in a single day in India (without considering backlogs) on Tuesday. As many as 2,007 deaths and 2,93,534 cases were recorded in the country.

more..

https://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...?homepage=true

DJ - Religion-not controlled "god will save us" insanity again as a major problem...I believe in freedom of religion, but I also believe governments should do all they can to protect the (global) population ! See also [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913291-india-karnataka-media-report-that-many-hospitals-continue-to-ask-their-admitted-patients-to-shift-to-other-facilities-as-they-are-running-out-of-oxygen-april-21-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913291-india-karnataka-media-report-that-many-hospitals-continue-to-ask-their-admitted-patients-to-shift-to-other-facilities-as-they-are-running-out-of-oxygen-april-21-2021 ; Although the State government has been claiming that there is no shortage of liquid medical oxygen, many hospitals continued to ask their admitted patients to shift to other facilities as they are running out of stock. Government helplines 108 and 1912 were flooded with calls seeking help.

Since Tuesday morning, the Emergency Response Team (ERT), a volunteer group, has been getting many calls from desperate families. ERT volunteers said they have got several calls from families of patients admitted in as many eight hospitals in various parts of the city on Tuesday, requesting help in finding oxygenated beds.

DJ-"Politics" is living in a "wishfull thinking" (non)reality making matters worse...and [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913283-cidrap-india-s-covid-19-surge-intensifies[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913283-cidrap-india-s-covid-19-surge-intensifiesIndia takes multiple steps to tackle onslaught

Health officials have warned that hospitals in New Delhi could run out of oxygen by tomorrow, and as cases surge to unprecedented levels in the world's second most populous country, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation. He said the oxygen demand is felt in many parts of the country, and federal, state, and private groups are working to bolster the supply, according to the Times of India.
Modi also said efforts are underway to increase hospital bed capacity, with large dedicated COVID-19 facilities under construction in some cities. However, he urged India's states to only consider lockdowns as a last resort and opt for establishing "micro containment zones."
In other steps, the government opened vaccination to all people older than 18 and is taking steps to increase the vaccine supply by waiving import fees, according to Reuters.
Indian experts have said a combination of social mixing, relaxed measures, and more transmissible variants—including B1617, first seen in India—are fueling the country's massive second surge. Political rallies in some states and a large Hindu religious gathering on the banks of the Ganges River in the city of Hardiwar are also playing a role in virus spread, and the Modi's political party announced it will no longer hold large rallies in West Bengal state and will cap attendance at 500, according to CNN.

DJ "Politics" denies problems instead of solving them, organizing mass events for their "political insanity", NOT stopping "religious" mass spreading events, relaxing measures "to save the economy"...politics did cause this pandemic by their inaction from the start...we need other politics, politicians...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913282-cidrap-pennsylvania-new-jersey-emerge-as-covid-19-hot-spots[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913282-cidrap-pennsylvania-new-jersey-emerge-as-covid-19-hot-spots ; This week roughly 80% of the world's countries will receive the highest travel warning from the US State Department—"Level 4: Do Not Travel" designation—because of high levels of COVID-19, the Washington Post reported.
Currently only 16% of countries have a level 4 designation, but international travel is slowly returning. The State Department suggests all Americans should avoid unnecessary travel, but United Airlines has announced it will be adding new flights to Greece, Iceland, and Croatia starting in July.
Earlier this week, French President Emmanuel Macron, told CBS's "Face the Nation" his country will begin lifting international travel restrictions in May.
Though the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention has said fully vaccinated Americans can travel domestically, it also cautions that international travel increases the risk of spreading new COVID-19 variants.

DJ-Why not STOP international air travel ? Why not STOP spreading variants ? Testing is far from perfect. People may get infected just hours before testing and getting on a plane-in that stage test negative-but still spreading the variants worldwide...Why do politicians not learn a thing ?

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/avian-flu-diary/913268-eid-journal-reinfection-viral-shedding-of-hcw-s-with-non-voc-covid-brazil-2020[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/avian-flu-diary/913268-eid-journal-reinfection-viral-shedding-of-hcw-s-with-non-voc-covid-brazil-2020

Just over a month ago, in Denmark SSI: Assessment of Protection Against Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2the Statens Serum Institut published their report on 4 million Danes who received multiple PCR tests in 2020. From that researchers calculated the average person is about 80% protected at in the short term - against reinfection with COVID-19.


Among those aged 65 and over, however, that protection was estimated to be only 47%.

This protection was assumed to last at least 6 months. Of note, these results were based on the older, `wild type' COVID, not the more recently emerged variants carrying the E484K mutation, and so these numbers may not hold going forward.

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All of which brings us to a new report, published yesterday in the CDC's EID Journal, that looks at COVID reinfections among 4 healthcare workers in Brazil during 2020, including their clinical course, and analysis of viral shedding.


Of note, none of these reinfections involved the B.1.1.7, P.1, P.2 or any other recognized VOC (Variant of Concern).

DJ-Reinfections are a major problem. Immunity may not last that long-both vaccine and natural immunity are short term.

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/913255-cureus-neurological-manifestations-of-covid-19-in-absence-of-respiratory-symptoms-or-fever[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/913255-cureus-neurological-manifestations-of-covid-19-in-absence-of-respiratory-symptoms-or-feverThe clinical presentation of COVID-19 ranges from asymptomatic/mild symptoms to severe illness with associated mortality. The most commonly reported symptoms of COVID-19 are cough, myalgia, and headache. Other well-described features include shortness of breath, fever, sore throat, diarrhea, and smell or taste abnormalities. Although COVID-19 infection is primarily a disease of the respiratory system affecting lung parenchyma, it can affect multiple organ systems and cause variable extra-pulmonary symptoms. A broad spectrum of neurologic manifestations has been reported in association with SARS-CoV-2 infection, most probably due to different pathogenic pathways. We report a case of a rare presentation of a COVID-19-positive female who presented with slurred speech, dizziness, and left-sided weakness without the other common symptoms of the disease.

DJ-The infection (of Covid19) does not have to be in the lungs. The virus may infect blood vessels, intestines, organs, and give other symptoms then so far most SARS-2 cases showed...If also a variant may evade testing both symptoms and testing may miss a new way of how Covid19 could be showing itself...

-Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Xk9jX4JRA[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Xk9jX4JRA Tuesday update..a lot of info/links under the video;

DJ: B.1.617 seems to be outcompeting UK and Brazil variants  Levels of immune escape seem to be there

Bangladesh, had South Africa, not Brazil variant Pakistan, had neither India, had both

Where are we now ? [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2 and [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics ;

-The India variant is in 16/21 countries (at this moment-will get updated...) 800 cases minimum confirmed number...The India-variant is pushing aside the UK variant-will become the next global dominant variant. Is spreading around the globe-not stopped enough by vaccines...

Since most people are not vaccinated and the infection rate in India is "explosive" the India variant can push up numbers in many countries in a matter of weeks, not months (DJ-Again I am NOT an expert...but experts keep running behind the facts, we need proactive response !). A lot of countries "keep reopening/save the economy-spread the virus"-insanity...

Do we need a global political crisis to get rid of "leaders" pushing us over the cliff ? 

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics DJ-Numbers are from april 16, 43 countries, 5120 cases...but underreporting. The P1 variant may have a hard time against the UK variant. Earlier it was found the SA variant was stopped by the UK variant...

As far as I can see no new info on the P3 variant...may be spreading undetected in SE Asia ? 

DJ-Some major points;

1-In many countries younger people did not get vaccinated, are social more active. Indonesia (a.o.) has a vaccine strategy to vaccinate first the most social active, those most likely to spread the virus. Vaccination strategy may become a major factor.

2-Very limited reports on spread of Covid19 in animals. It must be happening quite often-we may just be missing it...

3-Covid19 can show itself by inflamation/infection NOT in the respirartory system-and be missed. Testing is far from perfect. Earlier CDC reported 59% a/pre-symptomatic spread of the "old variant"...We have to stop spreading the virus...

4-Sequencing has to increase. Newer variants must be developing all over the place due to a high number of infections. (Variants are mutated virusses spreading in a larger group. Often that spread is stopped by other variants better able to reproduce themselves. Mutations happen all the time-"mistakes" made during reproduction-most of the time making the virus weaker...Since corona virusses are a well known-very hard-problem in animals we should know that the ultimate way of solving coronavirus in-limited-groups of contained animals-culling them-is not an option in humans...)

Conclusion this pandemic is NOT stopped-only will get worse ! The only way to stop it is to stop virus spreading...and we are NOT doing that. 

WAR 

DJ-The basic problem is the US still dreaming they are the #1-able to tell all other countries what to do-resulting in problems all over the globe;

China [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-china-moves-nuclear-force-to-launch-on-warning-high-alert[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-china-moves-nuclear-force-to-launch-on-warning-high-alert and [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/xis-boao-forum-speech-and-the-messed-up-reporting-around-it-.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/xis-boao-forum-speech-and-the-messed-up-reporting-around-it-.html 

The US is telling China not to get oil from Iran, telling other countries not to make deals with China, supporting "protests/rebels" in China...The CCP="Communist"  with the US simply not able to learn anythingh from history...nationalists became communists because the alternative was western colonialism...

"Western allies"

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/germany-will-not-abandon-nord-stream-2-natural-gas-pipeline[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/germany-will-not-abandon-nord-stream-2-natural-gas-pipeline and [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/new-zealand-betrays-leaves-five-eyes-to-join-mordor-china[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/new-zealand-betrays-leaves-five-eyes-to-join-mordor-china 

Europa wants to make their own choice in where to buy energy, part of it already comes from Russia-north stream is making that supply more secure-now a lot goes via Ukraine pipelines...And yes-"we" in the EU did not break the Iran-deal, the US did...so we want to buy part of the energy from Iran...

For Australia, New Zealand an d the EU China is a major trading partner. The US/UK agression towards Russia, Iran, China is damaging EU, NZ, Aus economies...

Russia

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/nuclear-war-possible-within-days-as-russia-ukraine-situation-escalates-out-of-control[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/nuclear-war-possible-within-days-as-russia-ukraine-situation-escalates-out-of-control After NApoleon, the NAzi's now NAto has to "move east" if it is on US, UK, Poland and some other countries...As if there was a Warsaw-pact under the Soviet Union trying to include Mexico...

Of course US bases, nuclear weapons just hundreds of miles away from Moscow, Bejing are a problem...Do not call that "Russian or Chinese agression" it is US utter stupidity to ignore or (dis)respect other countries interests...

The US/UK goal is to stop EurAsian integration. Germany/the EU working with Russia, Iran, China on a bases of mutual respect...With NATO already broken into four segments, US, EU+Canada often, Turkey and the UK and the US still dominating that NATO the US may be pushing for a very welcome end of NAto...

Music; R.E.S.P.E.C.T. -Aretha Franklin 1967 [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FOUqQt3Kg0  Maybe an unknown word for the criminal corrupt US pseudo political elite ?

lyrics under the video...

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DJ-Do you have to see unwanted advertisements as a cyber attack ? Or just common digital insanity ?

-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ show a new sad record in new cases. With over 881,026 new cases it went over the 843,970 cases from january 8. The number of deaths-14,089 is not a record (that is 17,365 january 20-12 days after the peak in new cases..)-proberbly we will see these kind of "global deaths" in two weeks...Vaccinations may make some difference...

Most of those new cases have to do with the explosion of cases in India-315,802 new cases and 2,102 deaths tested/reported. Brazil is now in a phase with still lots of new cases-almost 72,000-and a lot of deaths 3,157...US reporting over 65,000 new cases, 876 deaths.

Looking at the weekly trends [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table -after wednesday april 21 statistics show India increase of cases of 62%, Brazil and US would have a decrease of -7 and -10% Number of deaths India +84%, Brazil -7%, USA -3%. 

Statistics can give a false image...wednesday and thursday show the highest numbers...Both US and Brazil may show increases in saturday statistics...

Of yesterdays numbers The US, India, Brazil had over 450,000 of the 881,000 new cases, and over 6100 of the over 14,000 deaths..

Dr.J.C. keeps an eye on the India statistics-did not want to give numbers but was shocked by the exponential growth...The India variant has THREE mutations  (E484Q, L452R and P681R ) that seem to make it much more infectious-the extreme high numbers mean hospitals are running out of oxygen...simply no capacity...the India variant is spreading all over the globe...[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics has not been updated yet...

-FluTrackers-no doubt also a lot of news on India...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/economics-at-flutrackers/economics-in-the-pandemic/913393-welcome-to-the-yolo-economy[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/economics-at-flutrackers/economics-in-the-pandemic/913393-welcome-to-the-yolo-economy ;Some are abandoning cushy and stable jobs to start a new business, turn a side hustle into a full-time gig or finally work on that screenplay. Others are scoffing at their bosses’ return-to-office mandates and threatening to quit unless they’re allowed to work wherever and whenever they want.

They are emboldened by rising vaccination rates and a recovering job market. Their bank accounts, fattened by a year of stay-at-home savings and soaring asset prices, have increased their risk appetites. And while some of them are just changing jobs, others are stepping off the career treadmill altogether.

If this movement has a rallying cry, it’s “YOLO” — “you only live once,” 

DJ-It may come as a shock-but India may be showing we are just at the beginning of "a big event"...Infectious diseases were a big problem killing over 1% of the population till 1900-per year ! [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infection#Epidemiology[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infection#Epidemiology gives a 20th century "normal"...

[url]https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4829a1.htm[/url] or https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4829a1.htm Some "politicians" and even "experts" believed infectious diseases were something of the past..This insanity was ignoring climate change as a motor for infectious diseases...Malaria soon may be a problem in Europe, US...maybe even Canada...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913383-cidrap-who-pandemic-shows-no-signs-of-easing[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913383-cidrap-who-pandemic-shows-no-signs-of-easing ;COVID-19 cases and deaths have been rising at a worrisome pace since the middle of February with no downturn in sight, and with about a third of all pandemic cases and deaths reported in the last 3 months alone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday in its weekly snapshot of the pandemic.

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The five countries reporting the most cases over the past week include India, the United States, Brazil, Turkey, and France. Nations reporting the steepest rises last week include India (64%), Malaysia (45%), South Africa (35%), Argentina (29%), Iran (29%), Japan (29%), and Germany (28%).
Deaths also continue to accelerate, with the largest increases in the region that includes India, followed by the area that includes Iran.
At a briefing today, WHO Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) director Carissa Etienne, MBBS, MSc, said there is some sign of slowing in Brazil's massive surge, including in the Amazon region. However, she warned that cases are still alarmingly high, with some cities quick to ease restrictions, which puts the trend in danger of reversing.
Chile's cases have plateaued, but cases are rising in Colombia, Bolivia, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Argentina, with nearly all countries in Central America reporting increases, Etienne said.

DJ-We are now in a scenario that variants are competing with each other. Global population did see 10% of all people vaccinated? Even if it would be 15%, 20% it is not enough to stop variants...even worse..Vaccines may stop "milder variants". Vaccination is of use-in this kind of pandemic-when you can vaccinate over 80/90% of ALL the population within a few months..But there is no international coordination...NO global effort to stop this pandemic...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/national-international-government-ngo-preparation-response/cdc/913382-postvaccination-sars-cov-2-infections-among-skilled-nursing-facility-residents-and-staff-members-%E2%80%94-chicago-illinois-december-2020%E2%80%93march-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/national-international-government-ngo-preparation-response/cdc/913382-postvaccination-sars-cov-2-infections-among-skilled-nursing-facility-residents-and-staff-members-%E2%80%94-chicago-illinois-december-2020%E2%80%93march-2021Among 627 persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection across 75 SNFs since vaccination clinics began, 22 SARS-CoV-2 infections were identified among 12 residents and 10 staff members across 15 facilities ?14 days after receiving their second vaccine dose (i.e., breakthrough infections in fully vaccinated persons). Nearly two thirds (14 of 22; 64%) of persons with breakthrough infections were asymptomatic; two residents were hospitalized because of COVID-19, and one died. No facility-associated secondary transmission occurred. Although few SARS-CoV-2 infections in fully vaccinated persons were observed, these cases demonstrate the need for SNFs to follow recommended routine infection prevention and control practices and promote high vaccination coverage among SNF residents and staff members. ...

DJ-Vaccines never offer 100% protection. Most vaccines-for the old variant-did very good, above 90% protection. But newer variants will decrease protection. Vaccine protection may decrease in months...Again urging to stop spreading virusses/variants...vaccines were brought as "a way out" but given the number of people and the history of corona virus in animals-vaccines are of limited use, unless you can vaccinate ALL of the people in just 4 months or so...and given Covid19 not spreading in non-human hosts..If Covid19 gets widespread in animals we "have lost the war against Covid19"...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/913372-transmission-infectivity-and-neutralization-of-a-spike-l452r-sars-cov-2-variant[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/913372-transmission-infectivity-and-neutralization-of-a-spike-l452r-sars-cov-2-variant ;We identified an emerging SARS-CoV-2 variant by viral whole-genome sequencing of 2,172 nasal/nasopharyngeal swab samples from 44 counties in California, a state in the Western United States. Named B.1.427/B.1.429 to denote its 2 lineages, the variant emerged in May 2020 and increased from 0% to >50% of sequenced cases from September 2020 to January 2021, showing 18.6-24% increased transmissibility relative to wild-type circulating strains. The variant carries 3 mutations in the spike protein, including an L452R substitution. We found 2-fold increased B.1.427/B.1.429 viral shedding in vivo and increased L452R pseudovirus infection of cell cultures and lung organoids, albeit decreased relative to pseudoviruses carrying the N501Y mutation common to variants B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1. Antibody neutralization assays revealed 4.0 to 6.7-fold and 2.0-fold decreases in neutralizing titers from convalescent patients and vaccine recipients, respectively. The increased prevalence of a more transmissible variant in California exhibiting decreased antibody neutralization warrants further investigation.

DJ-Translation; natural 4 to 6,7 times, vaccine 2 times more vulnarable for the California variant due to L452R mutation...(did I get that right? ). The L452R mutation is one of the main mutations in the India variant...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-flutrackers/913371-covid-19-vaccinations-are-pushing-pharmacists-to-a-breaking-point[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-flutrackers/913371-covid-19-vaccinations-are-pushing-pharmacists-to-a-breaking-point ;A memo circulating among Walgreens employees is calling for mass walkouts. Pharmacists at other chains say they're overworked and stressed, too.

... “Any reimbursement we get, whether it's insurance or government reimbursement,” the Atlanta Walgreens manager said, “it's all pure profit for them because they're not allocating any extra labor to it. They're just having us do it within our normal workday.” ...

DJ-For to many people this pandemic is "making profits" so no reason to stop this pandemic...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913370-new-antibody-resistant-coronavirus-variant-discovered-in-texas-bv-1-variant[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913370-new-antibody-resistant-coronavirus-variant-discovered-in-texas-bv-1-variantResearchers at Texas A&M University this week reported a new strain of the coronavirus called the BV-1.

The BV-1 variant was found in a saliva sample taken from a student who lives off campus and tested positive for the coronavirus on March 5, the university announced Monday.

Researchers have not found the strain in other individuals but called its genetic make-up “concerning” because it may be resistant to antibodies.

DJ; "It may be resistant to antibodies"=part of human immune system does not work against this variant...You have to depend on T-cell immunity..B-cell immunity "lost its job"...terrible news....but just one sentence...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/internet-communication-aa/913364-we-know-a-lot-about-covid-19-experts-have-many-more-questions[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/internet-communication-aa/913364-we-know-a-lot-about-covid-19-experts-have-many-more-questions ;In the 16 months since the SARS-CoV-2 virus burst into the global consciousness, we’ve learned much about this new health threat. People who contract the virus are infectious before they develop symptoms and are most infectious early in their illness. Getting the public to wear masks, even homemade ones, can reduce transmission. Vaccines can be developed, tested, and put into use within months. As they say, where there’s a will, there’s a way.

But many key questions about SARS-2 and the disease it causes, Covid-19, continue to bedevil scientists.

DJ-WRONG !!!!! Corona virus has been a big problem in (other) animals for almost 90 years !!! "Science" mostly ignored the problem...if an outbreak in animals did get out of hand just kill all the animals...That kind of "solution" does not work when corona virus did get a problem in humans...

India [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913291-india-karnataka-media-report-that-many-hospitals-continue-to-ask-their-admitted-patients-to-shift-to-other-facilities-as-they-are-running-out-of-oxygen-april-21-2021?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913291-india-karnataka-media-report-that-many-hospitals-continue-to-ask-their-admitted-patients-to-shift-to-other-facilities-as-they-are-running-out-of-oxygen-april-21-2021?view=stream ; This continues to be a huge problem despite the State government claiming that oxygen is not in short supply

Although the State government has been claiming that there is no shortage of liquid medical oxygen, many hospitals continued to ask their admitted patients to shift to other facilities as they are running out of stock. Government helplines 108 and 1912 were flooded with calls seeking help.

Since Tuesday morning, the Emergency Response Team (ERT), a volunteer group, has been getting many calls from desperate families. ERT volunteers said they have got several calls from families of patients admitted in as many eight hospitals in various parts of the city on Tuesday, requesting help in finding oxygenated beds.

DJ-Claiming there is "no problem" when the problem gets out of hand never helped anyone...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/913302-yale-doctor-harvey-risch-calls-covid-lockdown-counterproductive[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/913302-yale-doctor-harvey-risch-calls-covid-lockdown-counterproductive"In our real world, the virus will continue to spread until it cannot reach enough new or susceptible people to infect, that is, herd immunity. Thus lockdown only prolongs the inevitable," he wrote in response to Newsweek's questions. "The reason that lockdown is counterproductive is that, as I said, the pandemic ends with herd immunity."

DJ-He would have a point if it was a mild virus not going for variants...But in countries like Brazil, India, most of Africa there was hardly a lockdown. Sweden went for "herd immunity" to find out it was a disaster...A Yale-doctor should know better...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/laboratory-and-imaging-features/913350-diagnosis-berl-are-sniffer-dogs-a-reliable-approach-for-diagnosing-sars-cov-2-infection[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/laboratory-and-imaging-features/913350-diagnosis-berl-are-sniffer-dogs-a-reliable-approach-for-diagnosing-sars-cov-2-infection ;Results: Three studies could be finally included in pooled analysis, totaling 17 dogs (47% females), aged between 0.5 and 12 years. The pooled diagnostic sensitivity was 0.88 (95% CI, 0.84-0.91; I 2, 85.3%), the diagnostic specificity 0.99 (95% CI, 0.99-0.99; I 2, 97.4%), whilst the area under the summary receiver operating characteristic curve (SROC) was 0.979 (standard error, 0.003).
Conclusions: The notable performance observed in this pooled analysis would persuade us to suggest that adequately trained dogs could represent an intriguing and sustainable resource for purposes of rapid SARS-CoV-2 mass screening.

DJ-Dogs can be high speed testing at relative low costs...but training a dog will take a few months ? 

-Dr. John Campbell-with another good update [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_-8uTslpfQ[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_-8uTslpfQ ; Info under video-some main points;

Cases, increased for past 8 weeks Cases, + 5.2 million (7 days) Deaths increased for past 5 weeks Deaths, + 83,000 (7 days) up 7% on last week

Indian airline flight, Delhi to Hong Kong, 4th April https://nypost.com/2021/04/20/dozens-... Up to 188 passengers All tested negative within 72 hours of boarding 53 tested positive Emerged during mandatory three-week quarantine Also several cases from Mumbai flights

DJ-More info in his video...

WAR is still the global priority; 

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/vladimir-putin-on-petty-tabaquis-and-other-international-issues.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/vladimir-putin-on-petty-tabaquis-and-other-international-issues.html 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URedvZoxVgE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URedvZoxVgE Alexander Mercouris very good info...

[url]https://southfront.org/large-explosion-at-sensitive-israeli-defense-factory/[/url] or https://southfront.org/large-explosion-at-sensitive-israeli-defense-factory/ and [url]https://www.debka.com/idf-hits-back-at-syrian-battery-after-missile-misses-dimona-nuclear-center/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/idf-hits-back-at-syrian-battery-after-missile-misses-dimona-nuclear-center/ 

DJ-In the US more and more people start realiizing "the US is not the center of the universe" . Acting like the US is #1 in everything-closing eyes for how other countries must see it is "unwise" and damaging for the US. In my opinion-if US elections are "that easy to steal" from Al Gore not becoming US president to "Russia" or "biden" stealing US elections maybe the US has a problem with its elections...

The US is the main factor in Ukraine attacking pro-Russian separatists, Israel attacking Iran, South China Sea...etc. and Russia-Iran-China-with several other countries (Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Syria etc.) want to limit the US in starting yet more wars...So getting the US out of Asia, Latin America may be very welcome for almost all people...(Only a rich, corrupt elite "loves the US"-that should worry the US !!!). Stopping EurAsian integration is also damaging the EU...and we "do not like that"...

It would be very welcome if the US gets the point that the US has become its own enemy...

We need global cooperation to deal with global worsening health issues-Covid19 just a part of it, related to climate change...And yes-economy is very, very important. But maybe the US$-linked to global energy trade is NOT helping the US ! Maybe we need another-more global-currency (SDR's based...).

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I do not believe American elections are easy to steal, they're easy to interfere in (Russia, China); gerrymandering by either party to achieve certain results; attempts to discourage/disenfranchise poor and minority voters; and the Electoral College.  We need reform for sure.  But except for the Electoral College, these problems are not unique to America -- nearly every country has them.

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ViQueen24, First of all thank you for reading my writings...It did become large stories-with lots of links (to show I did not make up the story/further info)-I try to keep non-sense low as best as I can...

Interfering in elections is a US speciality-no election in the world or the US shows up-often supporting extreme right wing groups. The US was behind the 9-11-73 coup in Chili-killing Salvador Allendo-bringing to power pinochet-good freind of tatcher/reagun...The US supported all fascist Latin America dictators for decades, supported Turkey/Iran under the Sjah killing Kurds for decades...The US supported uprisings against Lula in Brazil, Evo Morales in Bolivia, Maduro in Venezuela...supporting thugs like bolsonaro, guido etc...

In many US elections in ends up with TWO terrible candidates for the US President...h.clinton-war criminal or d.trump fraud...j.biden -to be honest-his age IS a problem...Remind me of the Soviet leaders after Brezjnev died...

All elections should be able to deal with foreign influence...In the US Israel is a major factor...I want to interfere with the next US Presidential election; Tulsi Gabbard for President ! Go Tulsi ! Go Tulsi !

DJ-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Top 5 in new cases has India at #1 with over 332,000 (!!!!!) new cases and an upward trend for over a week...At #2 is the US also showing numbers going up-just over 67,000 new cases..Turkey at #3-a country to watch because it may become another Brazil-scenario with almost 55,000 new cases...Brazil #4 with close to 50,000 new cases-it would be welcome if numbers are going down. At #5 France-with a lot of restrictions-still over 34,000 new cases...In tested/reported deaths India (#1) and Brazil (#2) reporting over 2000 deaths a day-real number will be much higher...

[url]https://innovationorigins.com/corona-in-europe-welcome-to-the-covid-casino/[/url] or https://innovationorigins.com/corona-in-europe-welcome-to-the-covid-casino/ has lots of info/graphs...last part of the story; 

"The original virus strain from Wuhan that started the crisis last year is now almost extinct. That this pandemic will eventually become a manageable one is inevitable. But when? That remains guesswork. As long as the virus is not under control in India and Brazil, another pandemic will remain lurking around the corner.

New Delhi airport hosts recurring flights every day to dozens of destinations including Dubai, Chicago, Frankfurt and Schiphol. This not only takes a gamble with the policy in its own country, but the door to the rest of the world is left very much wide open."

DJ-Looking at [url]https://cov-lineages.org/lineages/lineage_B.1.617.html[/url] or https://cov-lineages.org/lineages/lineage_B.1.617.html The India-variant (on april 19) was already widespread...(They changed the page...[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics then is as good/limited...The India-variant showing up in the US, UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, South Korea, Australia (limited-1 case-contained)-the list does not mention Israel-I believe they did find 8 cases at airport checks...

The head of the Dutch CDC claimed yesterday there was "no reason to stop flights from Brazil or India" because "the WHO does not see those variants as VOC (Variant Of Concern)"...so the virusses/variants still have free flights across the globe...

"This pandemic becoming a manageable one" in my (DJ) is very optimistic ! When you look at coronavirusses in-contained-animals the way we "manage it" is killing the animals...The present Covid-19 is NOT contained, very likely also spreading in non-human hosts-jumping species-creating more variants...Corona viruusses in animals may have been a problem for hundreds of years-we detected the virus more recently...

It would be welcome to be able to believe a "super corona virus-variant" being able to dominate all the other variants-like the UK variant now seems to be outcompeting the SA and possibly the P1 (and P3 ?) variant...But looking at corona virus in animals it does not work that way...Yes the India-variant will show to be more infectious then the UK variant-spreading fast-becoming a dominant one within a few months in many countries...but it will NOT be the last variant spreading around the globe...

To keep the story readable I continue in part 2-thank you all for reading...I hope I make some sense...Information helps to deal with a crisis. Stopping/slowing down virus/variant spread is a way out of this pandemic ! The good part of that story is YOU are in control !!! Limit social activities, travel for the coming months...if we all would be able to do so the variants spreading will slow down... 


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Part-2

Flutrackers;

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913476-texas-woman-hospitalized-after-j-j-shot-with-similar-symptoms-as-blood-clot-cases[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913476-texas-woman-hospitalized-after-j-j-shot-with-similar-symptoms-as-blood-clot-cases and [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913475-oregon-cdc-investigating-woman%E2%80%99s-death-after-j-j-vaccine[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913475-oregon-cdc-investigating-woman%E2%80%99s-death-after-j-j-vaccine 

DJ-There are no 100% safe vaccines...so governments make a choice ! If you do not want to go for vaccines go for NPI ! The problem is governments behaving like little children in a candy shop-NOT making choices...inaction kills ! And yes-this pandemic can get very much worse...remember exponential growth; doubling in every number of time-1,2,4.8.16.32.64 and then 100% spread...

When I look at worldometers deaths per million Gibraltar has 2791 deaths per million-eleven countries now above 2000 deaths per million-that is 0,2% of the population dead from Covid...If we do NOT make choices in strategy that number will go up...See also [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913470-ms-usa-healthy-43-yr-old-father-paralyzed-and-unable-to-speak-after-getting-the-johnson-johnson-covid-vaccine[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913470-ms-usa-healthy-43-yr-old-father-paralyzed-and-unable-to-speak-after-getting-the-johnson-johnson-covid-vaccine and [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913468-some-people-are-reporting-abnormal-periods-after-a-covid-19-vaccine-u-of-i-professor-is-looking-for-answers[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913468-some-people-are-reporting-abnormal-periods-after-a-covid-19-vaccine-u-of-i-professor-is-looking-for-answers ...If governments/ "experts" are unable to (finally) decide anything YOU can decide to minimize social contacts, travel-the internet is a great help...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913447-india-the-reason-why-services-are-cracking-is-because-too-many-health-workers-including-doctors-nurses-ward-boys-and-lab-technicians-are-falling-sick-april-20-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913447-india-the-reason-why-services-are-cracking-is-because-too-many-health-workers-including-doctors-nurses-ward-boys-and-lab-technicians-are-falling-sick-april-20-2021Okieman Comment: This article came out two days ago. It is a heartbreaking article in it's description of the situation in Uttar Pradesh and much of India. But I wanted to post it because of the description in the text up above. Please note that in the previous article I posted by Scientific American they describe a situation in India where it is believed that a very large portion of the country had already been exposed to the virus last year. And you would think that the health care workers there would have had an inordinate amount of exposure in the previous wave. But as you can see in the article about Uttar Pradesh the health care workers are being very strongly effected by this current wave. Read into that what you will, but those of us who have been involved in pandemic awareness and planning have always paid very close attention to circumstances where the healthcare workers begin to fall ill in large numbers.

DJ-In NL hospitals often 20% of HCW-ers are allready ill, in isolation-with a peak of cases still on its way...Reinfections on a large scale also was reported from the P1 variant in Brazil...Natural immunity may be offering some protection against the same variant for a short time...months not years...but not protect enough for new variants after some months...See also

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913461-cidrap-india-posts-world-s-biggest-single-day-case-total[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913461-cidrap-india-posts-world-s-biggest-single-day-case-total ; The country's cases yesterday topped a daily level set by the United States, currently the country with the most cases, on Jan 8, according to data from the Washington Post. Today, cases soared even higher, with India's government reporting 332,358 new cases, along with 2,255 more deaths.
Hospitals in the area that includes New Delhi are down to just 26 open intensive care unit (ICU) beds, and yesterday, the facilities received less than half of the oxygen they requested, with some private hospitals reporting between 2 and 18 hours of oxygen supply left, according to CNN.
As part of its response to the surge, the country is exploring ways to boost its vaccine supply. Pfizer said today that it is in talks with India to supply vaccine at a nonprofit price through the government's immunization program, according to Reuters.
Also, China signaled that it is willing to help India with its battle against COVID, based on comments today from China's foreign ministry, though there were no details on what type of assistance it could provide.

DJ-The India number of deaths will explode, new cases may run into testing limitations...a lot of people are unable to get even tested...So a slow down in increase of new cases may show testing limits...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/north-america-ab/north-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913463-south-african-virus-variant-fuels-record-cuban-covid-19-cases[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/north-america-ab/north-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913463-south-african-virus-variant-fuels-record-cuban-covid-19-cases ; HAVANA, April 22 (Reuters) - Cuba reported a record 1,207 new coronavirus cases on Thursday as the arrival of more contagious new virus variants like the one first discovered in South Africa fuels its worst outbreak since the start of the pandemic.

While the government in the Caribbean's largest island did a good job initially at containing infections, the opening of borders in November without requiring negative COVID-19 tests and subsequent year-end socializing sparked a surge in cases that a lockdown and curfew have failed to curb.

Health authorities, who complain of a low risk perception among Cubans, have said many of the institutions dedicated to COVID-19 patients are full and they are seeking to open new centers to take in suspected cases and patients.

However, Cuba's vaunted medical system is not near the breaking point, they say.

DJ-Cuba may be isolated-to some point-for UK/US variants...Cuba is "the third world doctor" giving medical aid to countries "we" keep poor...Cuba is also working with Iran on vaccines that may reach countries "we" keep poor/suffer...China and Russia, UK/EU also making a difference...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913456-cidrap-double-masking-amid-covid-19-not-backed-by-research-experts-say[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913456-cidrap-double-masking-amid-covid-19-not-backed-by-research-experts-say ; study concluding that wearing a disposable medical procedure mask under a reusable cloth face covering protects the wearer against COVID-19 infection better than a mask alone has some scientists worried that it could inadvertently lead to a false sense of security, risky behaviors, and infections.

DJ-Masks do have limits. A Stanford study did find virus parts itself are that small they would get through most (if not all) masks...Maybe humidity-virus getting some moisture-make a difference...Masks are part of a strategy, including social distance, ventilation, washing hands/surfaces...etc. 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913291-india-karnataka-media-report-that-many-hospitals-continue-to-ask-their-admitted-patients-to-shift-to-other-facilities-as-they-are-running-out-of-oxygen-april-21-2021?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913291-india-karnataka-media-report-that-many-hospitals-continue-to-ask-their-admitted-patients-to-shift-to-other-facilities-as-they-are-running-out-of-oxygen-april-21-2021?view=stream

The virus is spreading faster than ever before in the country despite previous high infection rates in megacities, which should have conferred some protection

The pandemic is sweeping through India at a pace that has staggered scientists. Daily case numbers have exploded since early March: the government reported 273,810 new infections nationally on 18 April. High numbers in India have also helped drive global cases to a daily high of 854,855 in the past week, almost breaking a record set in January.

Just months earlier, antibody data had suggested that many people in cities such as Delhi and Chennai had already been infected, leading some researchers to conclude that the worst of the pandemic was over in the country.

Researchers in India are now trying to pinpoint what is behind the unprecedented surge, which could be due to an unfortunate confluence of factors, including the emergence of particularly infectious variants, a rise in unrestricted social interactions, and low vaccine coverage. Untangling the causes could be helpful to governments trying to suppress or prevent similar surges around the world.

DJ-Why the numbers in India are this extreme-and remain this high is in part easy to understand. People live outdoors in maga-cities. If you live in a building hardly worth the name "house" close to other families "staying indoors" makes matters worse...What other countries should learn from India, Brazil is to have extra oxygen in hospitals...create extra oxygen production capacity (and send a lot of oxygen to India, Brazil etc. if you want to save lives !)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe/europe-h5n8-tracking/h5n8-tracking-russia/913441-russia-1-new-outbreak-of-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5-in-wild-birds-dagestan-oie-april-21-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe/europe-h5n8-tracking/h5n8-tracking-russia/913441-russia-1-new-outbreak-of-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5-in-wild-birds-dagestan-oie-april-21-2021 DJ-There was also a report from Romania on H5N5 (link had problems) after spread of H5 bird flu into humans this year in Russia, Nigeria and lots of cases of H5/H7 bird flu in EurAsia and Africa it is a potential next pandemic...with symptoms that look a lot like Covid19/SARS-2. See also [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/africa/h5n1-tracking-aa/south-africa/913435-south-africa-h5n1-in-poultry[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/africa/h5n1-tracking-aa/south-africa/913435-south-africa-h5n1-in-poultry 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/913413-cureus-an-unusual-case-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-a-patient-with-covid-19[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/913413-cureus-an-unusual-case-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-a-patient-with-covid-19Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is predominantly a respiratory disease that often presents with fever, cough, dyspnea, and myalgia or fatigue. Digestive symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain may accompany respiratory symptoms. However, gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding among COVID-19 patients is a rare and unusual presentation, since these patients are frequently hypercoagulable and are less likely to bleed and more likely to clot. In this report, we present a case of an 80-year-old male with a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and obesity who presented with GI bleed and was subsequently found to have COVID-19.

DJ-Just a reminder that Covid19 can cause damage all over the body-only looking for respitory problems may miss new symptoms possibly related to new variants...

-Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nQbVIsvsJU[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nQbVIsvsJU (He also has a Canada-Update...[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKM7YpAf8CE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKM7YpAf8CE ) Some points from under his video's...

DJ -No data on India variant yet (in the UK ?) [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics has over 160 cases of the India variant in the UK...what kind of confirmation Dr. J.C. needs ? 

US-Vaccine tipping point-more vaccines available then demanded...on this forum (a.o.) major doubts on US population willing to get vaccinated...maybe even up to 50% of US population does NOT want a vaccine OR NPI and that is a problem...

"Summertime, hopes life will return to normal"...DJ-Hopism, false perspectives...The same link on the India variant has allready over 50 cases of the India variant in the US-with hardly any limits on further spread...

DJ-Dr.J.C. is an expert-I am not-but his hopes on "vaccines saving us" -this pandemic being over "soon" in my opinion is over-optimistic. Yesterday I posted a link in "latest news" on a Texas variant with antibody resistance...Roni 3470 asked what is new ?  It is a step closer to the virus becoming resistant for all defenses, hosts-so far most people-being infected over and over again with covid19...

In my opinion Dr.J.C. is calling for pro-activity but also wants everything "science based"...problem in a crisis is that science is running behind the facts...Just like vaccines never can be 100% safe science never has been 100% certain during a crisis...Governments have to act with wisdom...science may come later...

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/fake-covid-vaccines-discovered-mexico-and-poland[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/fake-covid-vaccines-discovered-mexico-and-poland

While scammers have been selling fake or forged COVID-19 vaccination cards, another scam has been discovered involving counterfeit versions of the vaccine. 

WSJ reports fake versions of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech have been found in Mexico and Poland. 

In Mexico, a man who claimed to be a biotech expert injected upwards of 80 people with the fake vaccine - charging $1,000 per dose. WSJ said none of the people had been physically harmed by the injection. 

DJ-Privatizing healthcare gives many problems...

WAR

[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/the-ukraine-crisis-recedes-but-a-false-narrative-of-it-leads-to-bad-conclusions.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/the-ukraine-crisis-recedes-but-a-false-narrative-of-it-leads-to-bad-conclusions.html 

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aOzQBscOj4[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aOzQBscOj4 Alexander Mercouris on Navalny

[url]https://www.debka.com/iran-is-just-3-4-months-from-breakout-says-israeli-intel-whos-to-stop-it/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/iran-is-just-3-4-months-from-breakout-says-israeli-intel-whos-to-stop-it/ 

DJ-What these two stories "bad Russia" , "bad Iran" have in common with the way a lot of governments deal with this pandemic is that they follow "the picture they have of a problem" and forget to check with reality...The basic idea at the beginning of this pandemic most widespread in many countries was "the age of infectious diseases becoming a major problem" ended with modern medical science...In general the idea was "history repeating" like SARS-1 or MERS...limited outbreaks-no reason to give up billions worth of economy by stopping international travel etc...The basic idea turned out to be totally wrong-from the start...but still may be a major factor in how governments deal with this pandemic...

The basic idea of Russia, Iran, China "has to be an enemy" is in the way of a united global approach now getting more urgent in dealing with this pandemic...There was some UK/Russia cooperation on adeno-virus vaccines, Sputnik-V vaccines will see production around the globe...But Israel and Iran should join their scientists in vaccine development...they could do miracles ! 

-DJ-I write this scenario's to get up-to-date myself with this part of history being made. I share it with you-reader-feed back is more then welcome...I find my text getting a bit long-on the other side "one liners" /social media are terrible in dealing with the complexity of reality...So-there is a reason to "take some room"...

Another part of the story is that I would like to see myself as an optimist not afraid to get into (stories on) problems...If we create problems we can stop creating them...Step one is facing the problem...without fear because if we made the problem looking at that problem is looking at ourselves...Problems can be a mirror...we are on the way, learning every day...

Music; ELO [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsMtoZBM3Rw[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsMtoZBM3Rw Don't Bring Me Down-crazy video ! Love it !

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The problem with Donald Trump is that he was far more than just a fraud. If you read his books, you knew what you were getting. You knew you were getting somebody with a very serious personality disorder that you just knew could do a lot of damage to the country and the world. The United States would probably benefit from having more than just two viable political parties as most other countries in the first world do, but the two parties who are in charge in the United States right now will never let that happen...

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Let me start with a question to all willing to react; Is this scenario's still readable ? Am I trying to get to much info in to it ? Simply because that much is happening...I hope to limit writing non-sense..again I am NOT an expert-please correct me if I do write non-sense !

ViQueen24, A multi party system could help to limit the gap between citizens and government. Democracy-like vaccines-never will be 100% perfect...but people need to feel represented. There are proberbly all kinds of statistics to "calculate" the level of democracy in countries. 

Mentality is maybe the main point of democracy...the will to work in the interest of "the people". History did show ignoring "the people" results in a police state trying to stick to power. During this pandemic this may become a real risk.

Democracy=open and honest communications. Trust is the basis of any democracy...and that trust is hard to get and easy to lose..

DJ-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/; Friday april 23 did see a record number of global 892,307 new cases (for thursday 00.00 hrs to 00.00 hrs UTC=GMT). Today that number went up even higher to 896,922 tested and reported cases-still a lot of under reporting...

The India numbers go up by 15,000 per day-now at 345,147 new tested/reported cases...healthcare must be at breaking point. The 2621 reported deaths may be just 10% of a more realistic number of pandemic (related) deaths...

Brazil still reporting a high number of cases 65,971 and 2866 deaths but no further increases...so far. Also the US is reporting a lot of cases 66,515...Turkey close to 50,000 new cases...

Looking at [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table India is showing an increase of 58% over the last week. However USA -13%, Brazil -12%, even Turkey -0,9%...the global increase ends up at +9% but most is related to the high India numbers...

Other countries showing a high increase are the Netherlands (yes-that's us...with a right wing government pushing for reopenings...) +11%, Pakistan +13%, Indonesia +3%, Colombia +5%, Japan +27% (with relative low numbers...)..Proberbly Nepal has an influx of the India variant last week. Reporting an increase of 234%=3.502 cases became 11,711 cases..

The list also includes new cases per week-India had over 2 million new cases last week, over 1,3 million cases the week before...

DJ-In general vaccines seem to reduce new cases in a lot of places. The high numbers-most of all in India give an unbalanced view of a global growth..however the India-variant must be increasing worldwide. 

There is a second India variant showing up; [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2#Lineage_B.1.618[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2#Lineage_B.1.618 ;In October 2020, this triple mutant variant was first isolated. It has a mutation called E484K which is the same mutation which South African variant has. It is growing significantly in recent months in West Bengal.[107][108] As of 23 April 2021, the CoV-Lineages database showed 135 sequences detected in India, with single-figure numbers in each of eight other countries worldwide

See also [url]https://cov-lineages.org/lineages/lineage_B.1.618.html[/url] or https://cov-lineages.org/lineages/lineage_B.1.618.html ;Belgium, Brazil, Singapore, Italy, USA, Germany, UK, Colombia and Turkey already would have one-or a few-of this variant. Looking at some data it could be this variant may de decreasing-proberbly the other India variant is "stronger"...

DJ The other India variant is [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617 . Statistics on it seem to be outdated...Belgium reported 20 cases in India students traveling via Paris-France, Israel reported several cases...The big worry is how fast it is spreading...Even if the illness itself would be the same as in the UK variant it is the numbers that make it a disaster...New accurate statistics are needed to see how fast this B.1.617 variant is spreading...

-FluTrackers;

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913576-india-new-delhi-covid-19-grieving-families-at-punjabi-bagh-cremation-ground-report-chaos-april-24-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913576-india-new-delhi-covid-19-grieving-families-at-punjabi-bagh-cremation-ground-report-chaos-april-24-2021 DJ-High number of cases bring social collapse...can destroy the economy. Government should ensure essentials, electricity, water/food supply, safety keep functioning...See also

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india (latest activity); The national transporter is rationalising its manpower to ensure its operations are not affected, particularly at a time when migrants are rushing home and it is expected to run dedicated oxygen-carrying trains, according to sources.

DJ-Still a high level of community spread in India.

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913563-cidrap-india-s-covid-19-surge-becomes-more-grim[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913563-cidrap-india-s-covid-19-surge-becomes-more-grim ; For the third day in a row, India reported more than 300,000 new COVID-19 cases amid reports of hospitals turning to social media to look for oxygen, people waiting on the street for hospital beds, and overrun crematoriums.

India's catastrophic surge—the worst of the pandemic and unfolding in the world's second most populous country—led the world's biggest pandemic day yesterday, with 875,510 cases reported. The number was well over the previous world single-day high reported on Dec 20, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) online dashboard.

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In neighboring Pakistan, oxygen is also running low at hospitals, and the country announced today that the military will help enforce COVID measures, according to CNN.

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  • Thailand today reported a record single-day high, and in a televised address today, the country's prime minister didn't announce any strict measures but said he could quickly impose them if cases continue to rise.

DJ-South Asia is getting hit very hard...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913568-on-sudden-covid-deaths-at-home-a-mystery-coroner[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913568-on-sudden-covid-deaths-at-home-a-mystery-coroner ; Ontario is seeing a great number of young Canadians dying at home with COVID-19, with an average of two people a day.

Over the past two weeks there has been 25 deaths of people who have died at home, 16 were under the age of 60.

“This is a significant number that we’ve been involved with, compared to earlier in the pandemic,” said. Dr. Dirk Huyer, Ontario’s chief coroner and coordinator of the province’s outbreak response team.
...
“These people have not been able to obtain health care because the disease affected them so quickly and so seriously, leading to deaths in the community, which we did not see in the Office of the Chief Coroner in the first wave,” he said.

People who have died at home ranged in age from in their 30s to in their 80s.

DJ-You do not need an India variant to see very bad developments...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913559-cidrap-news-scan-malaria-vaccine-trial-bacterial-coinfections-in-flu-patients-vegan-cheese-salmonella-outbreak[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913559-cidrap-news-scan-malaria-vaccine-trial-bacterial-coinfections-in-flu-patients-vegan-cheese-salmonella-outbreakAnalysis of a large sample of US inpatients hospitalized with influenza and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) found that bacterial coinfection occurred in more than 10% of flu patients and that flu patients with bacterial coinfection had worse outcomes, researchers reported today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

DJ-Bacterial coinfections in Covid patients could become another major problem...Those bacterial infections itself may spread even more disease-also in people not infected with Covid19...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913553-italy-1-new-outbreak-of-sars-cov-2-in-mink-in-farm-villa-del-conte-veneto-oie-april-22-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913553-italy-1-new-outbreak-of-sars-cov-2-in-mink-in-farm-villa-del-conte-veneto-oie-april-22-2021 ;The minks were controlled in the framework of a national surveillance plan. A certain percentage of animals resulted seropositive with seroneutralization test. Some workers in the holding were seropositive as well. No symptoms or abnormal mortality was observed in the mink population.

DJ-Most likely the minks did get infected by the farm workers...if the minks then spread the infection back to the workers it does increase risk of more mutations (resulting in new variants...)

Given the duration and high numbers there will be a lot of mutations going on. Some of these mutations may give the virus an advantage in further reproduction-selfselective...and could become a new variant...Eventhough I am not an expert but are we now in a phase we may expect a new variant per day ? Most of those variants are "out competed", not "strong" enough, and stopped by the dominant UK, SA. P1, P3, India variants...the bad news of course is that the new variants that are NOT stopped have to be "stronger" than the dominant variant in that region...And is there a limit in mutations for Covid19 ? Again I am NOT an expert-but my basic answer is NO-Why should there be a limit ? 

The virus has almost 8 billion people to infect-vaccinated/natural immunity is "an extra challange" but does not seem to stop some variants...On top of that there are "zillions" of non-human hosts...The RNA virus of Covid19 has 29,300 (or so) segments...there is lots of room for mutations, recombinations...(even in length I guess..) So this pandemic is far from over and the only way out is stop spreading the virus..."freeze" ...virus mobility=mutations=variants=self selecting proces for "stronger variants" keeping this pandemic getting worse...Vaccinations may help-but we do need much more vaccinations fast to avoid an exponential evolution of new variants !!!!

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913543-covid-triple-mutant-variant-in-india[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913543-covid-triple-mutant-variant-in-india ;As India contends with its second major wave of COVID cases and a double-mutated variant of the virus, it now faces a new threat — a triple-mutant variant.

Scientists found two triple-mutant varieties in patient samples in four states: Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh. Researchers in the country have dubbed it the "Bengal strain" and say it has the potential to be even more infectious than the double-mutant variant.

This is because three COVID variants have merged to form a new, possibly deadlier variant.

DJ-I may have been wrong on the [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2#Lineage_B.1.618[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2#Lineage_B.1.618 thinking it was decreasing while it may be spreading in waves...? We soon will find out if things will worsen even faster...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/913517-n-engl-j-med-vaccine-breakthrough-infections-with-sars-cov-2-variants[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/913517-n-engl-j-med-vaccine-breakthrough-infections-with-sars-cov-2-variantsEmerging variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are of clinical concern. In a cohort of 417 persons who had received the second dose of BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) or mRNA-1273 (Moderna) vaccine at least 2 weeks previously, we identified 2 women with vaccine breakthrough infection. Despite evidence of vaccine efficacy in both women, symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 developed, and they tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by polymerase-chain-reaction testing. Viral sequencing revealed variants of likely clinical importance, including E484K in 1 woman and three mutations (T95I, del142-144, and D614G) in both. These observations indicate a potential risk of illness after successful vaccination and subsequent infection with variant virus, and they provide support for continued efforts to prevent and diagnose infection and to characterize variants in vaccinated persons. (Funded by the National Institutes of Health and others.).

DJ -Newer variants may result in more vaccine/natural immunity evasion...

Dr John Campbell did not post a new video...he is doing a great job and he is an expert-I am not ! 

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russia-troop-withdrawal-from-ukraine-just-like-ossieta-in-2008[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/russia-troop-withdrawal-from-ukraine-just-like-ossieta-in-2008 Good info...The west ignores Ukraines provocations because the west is behind these provocations...

Music [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VM2eLhvsSM[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VM2eLhvsSM It is time for a drink...!


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Vaccination seems to work very well...

Quote Israel has recorded no new daily Covid-19 deaths for the first time in 10 months, as the country pushes ahead with its speedy vaccination drive.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56868383


Mount Everest: Coronavirus reaches world's tallest peak  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56854986

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Maybe we would do well to regard this pandemic as a marathon, not a sprint.  I think it is quite possible that India (and Canada right now, too) are anomalies and that the immediate worldwide trend is downward in cases.  But with all the variants out there, and variants yet to be, I am not optimistic.  But I never was an optimistic person anyway...

I do not believe the way out of this pandemic is vaccination alone.  Vaccination, good PPE's, social distancing, vigilance to emerging virus trends, wise governance and good communication will eventually get us out of this thing IMHO.  Unfortunately you have those who are tired of masks and want to lift mask requirements.  There are those who fear we may not get to herd immunity therefore --

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/02/herd-immunity-might-be-impossible-even-vaccines/617973/

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"All suffering has an end, David, if only you wait long enough. Try to remember that. Sorrow has its life just  like people. Sorrow is born and lives and dies. And when it's dead and gone, someone's left behind to remember it.  Exactly like people."

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Interesting to note in addition to Edwin's article, Israel has an on-going mask mandate.

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"All suffering has an end" -nice words...something to believe in...

DJ-Yes this pandemic is a marathon-only HCW-ers have to behave like it is a sprint...and that is getting more and more a problem. Here in NL lots of hospitals are sending alarms...there is an end to HCW-ers working (over) 12 hrs shifts...hospitals creating 15 extra IC beds on top of the 24 they had in that (Breda) hospital...with one IC nurse dealing with 3 patients-with the help of OR staff...

Reopening-basicly to party-is an insult for those working almost till they drop in healthcare, many thousends of long covid patients in need of care...(and in part "dumped" with oxygen in their houses after the most critical phase...GP's doing their best-but they are also supposed to deal with vaccinations...)...

In the UK a lot of people after return from hospital did need extra care a few months later on...recovery from Covid is a long proces. The burden on healthcare is extreme-both in duration and intensive care. Yet governments want to reopen based on models that may indicate a slow down of increases...

Vaccinations help-Israel is proof. I hope they manage to stop the India variant at the border...The UK, and many other countries, did NOT stop the India variants...That will have a price...

-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ ;

India may be at the end of its testing capacity, with almost 350,000 new cases, Brazil may be at the end of numbers they want to report...over 70,000 new cases...with a "government" that would love to claim that there is no pandemic...

Since it is now sunday the global numbers are lower-most often global numbers peak during the second half of the week. Still over 820,000 new cases reported on a sunday is high ! Also 13,390 deaths is high...the outlook is NOT good ! Pakistan, Nepal may show spread of India variants...Those variants also show up around the globe...with still way to much air travel spreading them...governments failing to do their basic job; offering safety to their population...

-Flutrackers;

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/animal-diseases-of-concern-excludes-h5n1/influenza-in-animals-excl-h5n1/899873-belgium-bird-flu-outbreaks-2020-2021?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/animal-diseases-of-concern-excludes-h5n1/influenza-in-animals-excl-h5n1/899873-belgium-bird-flu-outbreaks-2020-2021?view=stream ;On April 22, 2021, the presence of avian influenza type H5N8 was confirmed at a bird and poultry merchant for private holders located in the town of Waregem, in West Flanders. It is a highly pathogenic variant of the virus.

DJ-Both H5 and H7 "bird flu" show an increasing capacity to spread to other hosts, may be just a few steps away from becoming a pandemic (in fact is already a pandemic in birds...). See also [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe/europe-h5n8-tracking/h5n8-tracking-bulgaria/913583-bulgaria-reports-fifth-bird-flu-h5n8-outbreak-at-industrial-farm[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe/europe-h5n8-tracking/h5n8-tracking-bulgaria/913583-bulgaria-reports-fifth-bird-flu-h5n8-outbreak-at-industrial-farm (a.o.)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/emerging-diseases-other-health-threats-alphabetical-i-thru-z/malaria/913669-malaria-vaccine-hailed-as-potential-breakthrough[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/emerging-diseases-other-health-threats-alphabetical-i-thru-z/malaria/913669-malaria-vaccine-hailed-as-potential-breakthrough ; A malaria vaccine has proved to be 77% effective in early trials and could be a major breakthrough against the disease, says the University of Oxford team behind it. Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa.

DJ-Good news ! Very welcome since-due to "climate change" (=climate collapse as a result of failing politics...)malaria is spreading.

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/912998-b-1-617-lineage-report[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/912998-b-1-617-lineage-report ; Indian double mutant (L452R & E484Q), R408I, L455Y, K417G and E484K)
have high docking score against ACE2 receptor compared with wild type and less docking score
against antibody (CR3022) unlike wild type (Table2).

DJ-There will be much more news on the India variants...See also [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream DJ-Discussion on the many socio-economic factors in India. From mega cities to animals close to humans, climate change/heat waves increasing poverty in small farmers...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/913638-endocr-pract-covid-19-may-increase-the-risk-of-insulin-resistance-in-adult-patients-without-diabetes-a-6-month-prospective-study[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/913638-endocr-pract-covid-19-may-increase-the-risk-of-insulin-resistance-in-adult-patients-without-diabetes-a-6-month-prospective-studyConclusions: Our study provided the first evidence that COVID-19 may increase the risk of insulin resistance in patients without diabetes.

DJ-= Diabetes type 2...showing recovery from Covid may take years, some will have live long problems (there have been reports on amputations after clots in limbs, lung transplantation, kidney problems etc...)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/genetics-aa/913613-protein-j-in-silico-study-of-mutational-stability-of-sars-cov-2-proteins[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/genetics-aa/913613-protein-j-in-silico-study-of-mutational-stability-of-sars-cov-2-proteins ; Clustering of the protein sequences and calculation of residue relative abundance were done to get an idea about the protein conservancy as well as finding out some representative sequences for phylogenetic and ancestral reconstruction. By mutational profiling and mutation analysis, the effect of mutations on the protein stability and their functional implication were studied. This study indicates the mutational effect on the proteins and their relevance in evolution, which directs us towards a better understanding of these variations and diversification of SARS-CoV-2 for useful future therapeutic study and thus aid in designing therapeutic agents keeping the highly variable regions in mind.

DJ-You can make theoritical models of possible limits on mutations, calculate chances of some mutations and their outcome...In retrospect this virus keeps surprising us. Reassuring stories from experts in the media conflict with findings in real life...Corona virusses in animals show to be a very major long term problem. Reality based reports should be the basis for policy NOT "nice models"...yes the chances of recombinations resulting into even worse variants are very small-given the extreme high number of infection-most NOT monitored-and the history of this pandemic there is every reason to be extra carefull !

I noticed an article on social stigma in this pandemic. I know it is a widespread problem. You can be very carefull and still catch Covid 19-unlucky...or behave like there is no pandemic and be very lucky to get away with it...Good communications should help-but even there most governments and experts do a bad job..the vaccine story is just another disaster...

Going in traffic to get vaccinated has a much higher risk for "complications" then the vaccines...still many countries make problems with the AZ/O, J&J vaccine..why ???? It is good a billion out of the 7,8 billion people did get vaccinated ! It may be very welcome a lot of people may have some natural immunity...but the vaccination only can stop this pandemic when you vaccinate high speed, billions of people !!!!

-Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pytpqP2SYHY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pytpqP2SYHY most of the story under the video. 

Some points; US using a defense law to stop export of vaccine ingredients, US,UK, EU sticking to property rights of Big Pharma limiting vaccine production. DJ-If fighting this pandemic has any priority over profit for big pharma it would be "very welcome"...

DJ-More in general; one could claim that India's high number is giving the wrong picture-if you would ignore the India numbers the outlook is getting better. In part due to vaccines, also NPI; social distancing, (double) masks, lockdown, travel restrictions, ventilation...

India numbers are as high as they are due to variants exploding cases and spreading..Yes-vaccines/NPI help but that does not mean we are out of a problem ! We may have vaccinated 15% of the global population that leaves billions yet to be vaccinated to get some basic hope for "herd immunity" at best...

WAR is priority #1...

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/iran-gets-green-light-to-return-fire-from-syria-against-israel[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/iran-gets-green-light-to-return-fire-from-syria-against-israel 

DJ Israel has been attacking Iran in Syria, Iraq, on sea, cyber attacks. The US did join that agression. There was an Iran-deal, it is good there are talks on renewing that deal. The west did regime change in Ukraine, Brazil, Iraq-that only made matters worse...regime change operations in Syria, Venezuela are still going on...When you make a balance these wars are bankrupting the US-only good for the Military Industrial Complex and some banks...who is in power in the US ? Is the US a democracy ? Why then the US is spreading corruption and dictators around the globe ? 

The US can be constructive, talks in stead of agression will make a better world. It would be very welcome if biden could improve US foreign policy !

Music; [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftEJ8xSMQSo[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftEJ8xSMQSo Rain In May-Max Werner 1981...(that is a very German name...maybe not the best song ever-popped up in memory...) We could use some better weather here in NL !


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DJ,

I do not know what to think of this [url]https://pandemic.warroom.org/2021/04/19/bombshell-60-of-new-covid-patients-are-vaccinated/[/url] or https://pandemic.warroom.org/2021/04/19/bombshell-60-of-new-covid-patients-are-vaccinated/ ...(from [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/913683-yale-medical-doctor-says-60-of-new-covid-patients-are-vaccinated[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/913683-yale-medical-doctor-says-60-of-new-covid-patients-are-vaccinated )...The claim 60% of new Cocid patients seeing a clinician did get vaccinated could be translated to: After vaccination people take to much risks-to soon...could be realistic. Another "translation" may be "protection against new variants" is much less then the 90%+ Big Pharma claimed against the old variant...

Yet Israel, UK show vaccinations offer great protection. Those countries have to keep out variants...(and the UK did fail there...). In my opinion NPI and vaccines are our way out-even if vaccines proberbly may be far from perfect. Communications on vaccines have been-again-terrible...Yes there are very minor risks in getting the vaccine...NOT getting a vaccine is a far larger risk.

So my translation of the story is "vaccines are not perfect" and we knew that already...

-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ (sunday april 25 GMT/UK timezone...) About half of all the cases are from India-another record-almost 355,000 new cases...worldwide just over 727,000 cases being reported. In new cases Turkey now #2-with 38,553 new cases...Weekend numbers usual are a bit lower-less testing/reporting...will the number of new cases per day (tested/reported) go over 1 million this week ? India's numbers keep going up..they must be close to maximum testing capacity. The India variants are increasing in other countries.

The number of deaths-total yesterday under 10,000-will go up as well. India 's number of deaths being reported is still "low" compared to the crisis unfolding there...The only "good news" is Modi is asking for international help...some countries are sending oxygen, proberbly medical staff may go to India as well. In Brazil bolsonaro refused to accept there was a disaster...

-Flutrackers;

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/further-communications/912900-discussion-about-pandemic-censorship?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/further-communications/912900-discussion-about-pandemic-censorship?view=stream DJ-(latest activity) a.o. why France did see cases of Covid19 in autumn 2019 ? (India did see censorship a.m.o.-the picture I am getting is that information/communication in most places goes from "bad to terrible"...)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream DJ-latest activity-lots of countries sending all kind of materials to India-from oxygen to basic ingredients for vaccine production...at least that part-international aid, countries seeing the urgency, is "good news"...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/910941-uk-death-rates-fall-dramatically-while-nearly-29-million-are-vaccinated?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/910941-uk-death-rates-fall-dramatically-while-nearly-29-million-are-vaccinated?view=stream (latest activity);The average number of new daily cases in the UK has fallen substantially since the start of the year, but the rate of decline has slowed in recent weeks.

A further 1,712 confirmed cases in the UK were announced by the government on Sunday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that while the UK continues to make progress against Covid, the majority of scientific experts believe there will be another wave at some stage this year.

DJ-The UK did not do enough-fast enough-to keep the India variant out. The single shot vaccination strategy (I think) was a good plan. But new variant may test the outcome...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/economics-at-flutrackers/economics-in-the-pandemic/913703-the-grocery-price-shock-is-coming-to-a-store-near-you[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/economics-at-flutrackers/economics-in-the-pandemic/913703-the-grocery-price-shock-is-coming-to-a-store-near-you ; Corn, wheat, soybeans, vegetable oils: A small handful of commodities form the backbone of much of the world’s diet and they’re dramatically more expensive, flashing alarm signals for global shopping budgets.

DJ-In general production and transport costs do go up due to Covid 19. In combination with climate collapse this pandemic very likely will worsen the "global food situation"...(translation; famines in many places..)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913701-thailand-shortage-of-hospital-beds-for-covid-patients[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913701-thailand-shortage-of-hospital-beds-for-covid-patientsA shortage of hospital beds for Covid-19 patients is spreading throughout Thailand, as the Coronavirus surges through the country, and people are getting desperate to secure a bed for their loved ones. Even celebrities are posting on social media in an attempt to get a space in the rapidly filling hospitals. Government officials say there are enough beds for everyone with Covid-19 but not all beds are in luxury facilities.

DJ-Thailand did great so far...maybe now "luxury beds" are the problem...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/avian-flu-diary/913690-the-rising-risk-of-oxygen-fueled-hospital-fires-during-the-covid-19-pandemic[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/avian-flu-diary/913690-the-rising-risk-of-oxygen-fueled-hospital-fires-during-the-covid-19-pandemic DJ-It does not yet mention the Iraq hospital disaster-killing over 87 people. But also damaging/destroying essential infrastructure during a pandemic-even less ICU-beds, doctors, nurses etc...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913681-dr-harjit-singh-bhatti-president-progressive-medicos-and-scientists-forum-on-why-situation-is-so-bad-in-india[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913681-dr-harjit-singh-bhatti-president-progressive-medicos-and-scientists-forum-on-why-situation-is-so-bad-in-indiaDr. Harjit Singh Bhatti, President Progressive Medicos and Scientists Forum:

Concept of herd immunity was wrong – seeing patients who were infected last year, got fully vaccinated and now are infected again.
Vaccine was promoted as a treatment, rather than a preventative.
Oxygen is in short supply.
Quarantine centers were not set up to break transmission chains.

DJ-Yet another report on vaccines not doing as great as was hoped, herd immunity strategy a faillure...

-Dr. John Campbell ; [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMeP66gdc4o[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMeP66gdc4o ;

Dr. Pierre Kory ; Links from Dr. Kory Safety review paper is here on the medincell website https://www.medincell.com/ivermectin My review paper is on a Pre-print but will be published online within days – pre print is here: https://osf.io/wx3zn/ My white paper is not published or posted yet but will be soon My webinar lecture from Wednesday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcLnW...

DJ (See under the Dr.J.C. video...again mentioning Ivermectin as treatment...) Part two on Ivermectin [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19DPijOoVKE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19DPijOoVKE ;A comment; 

“Evil thrives where good men do nothing.”  Thank you good doctors for being brave enough to speak the truth in the face of corporate, political, and institutional opposition.  We need more like you to bring us out of this pandemic, and to restore the integrity of the medical community.


-A few other points; 

[url]https://nltimes.nl/2021/04/25/covid-19-hospitalizations-rise-ic-cases-back-12-month-high[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2021/04/25/covid-19-hospitalizations-rise-ic-cases-back-12-month-high and [url]https://nltimes.nl/2021/04/25/noord-brabant-ics-warn-minister-urgent-letter-able-able-keep-much-longer[/url] or https://nltimes.nl/2021/04/25/noord-brabant-ics-warn-minister-urgent-letter-able-able-keep-much-longer 

DJ-Cases may get to the same level (this time more testing) as during wave 1-due to duration ICU capacity will NOT get to the level of wave 1. HCW-ers exhausted (they had "to run a sprint while the race became a marathon"...)

[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics trying to keep up with the news-still not including; Canada's first confirmed case of the variant was identified in Quebec on 21 April 2021, and later 39 cases of the variant were identified in British Columbia the same day.[14] Alberta reported a single case of the variant 22 April 2021

DJ-It is very likely the India variants are now all over the globe. By now a lot of countries-finally-stopped-direct-air travel from India. It is very likely indirect airtravel may continue...(a.o. via Africa) [url]https://cov-lineages.org/lineages/lineage_B.1.618.html[/url] or https://cov-lineages.org/lineages/lineage_B.1.618.html and [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2#Lineage_B.1.618[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2#Lineage_B.1.618 ; In October 2020, this triple mutant variant was first isolated. It has a mutation called E484K which is the same mutation which South African variant has. It is growing significantly in recent months in West Bengal.[108][109] As of 23 April 2021, the CoV-Lineages database showed 135 sequences detected in India, with single-figure numbers in each of eight other countries worldwide

DJ-There are indications SA, P1, P3 variants are "stopped" by the UK variant. It "could be" the UK variant is out competed by the India variants...Due to inaction by most governments the India variant is widespread. There are "lots of indications vaccines may not offer very good protection against India variants"...but still-If I had a chance to get vaccinated I would go for it-including AstraZeneca, J&J, Sputnik-V...

-Global priority #1=WAR 

[url]https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-putin-rewrites-law-geopolitical-jungle[/url] or https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/escobar-putin-rewrites-law-geopolitical-jungle Yet another story on US insanity trying to stop EurAsian integration...

[url]https://southfront.org/syria-to-pay-for-planned-explosion-in-israeli-weapon-factory/[/url] or https://southfront.org/syria-to-pay-for-planned-explosion-in-israeli-weapon-factory/ 

It would be very welcome if some countries did do more for peacefull cooperation not "global/regional dominance"...

Music-On the statistic going "River Deep, Mountain High"-Tina Turner [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhkIh4x4mmM[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhkIh4x4mmM (including intro-1971..the 1966 record version [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Lehkou2Do[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Lehkou2Do )

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DJ

-[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617 This India variant showed up two times in routine checks in NL suggesting community spread. The official story is "The WHO does not (yet) see an increased risk". Given the mutations; Emerging research suggests the variant may be more transmissible than previously evolved ones.[12] Whether the effectiveness of currently-deployed vaccines is affected remains under investigation - there is speculation that reinfection of those formerly infected with another variant may be more susceptible to the variant at hand.

DJ-It is proberbly correct to claim part of the problem in India may be related with the UK variant. High numbers the result of mass gatherings. Still the mutations indicate this B1.617 (and the B1.618) will spread faster. Countries should have stopped importing these variants. They did not. With pressure for reopening history will repeat itself and wave 3-UK variant will see the India-variants taking over the peak...vaccinations may-according to India reports from the frontlines-offer at best limited protections...Stupidity rules !

In other news-no doubt under US pressure-Brazil says no against Sputnik-V...

-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ are less extreme. The weekend in India may mean a bit/a lot less testing, India may be at testing/laboratory limits...I do not know what to think of these numbers...Turkey going for another lockdown, Canada [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics hit very hard by P1 variants...It would be very welcome if numbers would decrease..I would love to be wrong in 5 million deaths by june 1. 

-FluTrackers

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/913781-vaccine-dangers-and-side-effects?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/913781-vaccine-dangers-and-side-effects?view=stream DJ-Good discussion on vaccines, booster shots-is a third, fourth vaccination more of a risk ? Are they needed ? 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913806-cidrap-india-s-covid-19-crisis-prompts-global-response[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913806-cidrap-india-s-covid-19-crisis-prompts-global-response ; India had asked the European Union for oxygen and remdesivir, and the European Commission said it has started the steps to send oxygen and medicine, according to Reuters. Separately, Germany said it will send oxygen and medical aid, and the United Kingdom said it would send oxygen concentrators and ventilators, with the first shipment to arrive in New Delhi as early as tomorrow.
Saudi Arabia is sending liquid oxygen, tanks, and oxygen cylinders, and help is also coming from Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Australia, and several other countries, according to India Today.
Regarding US assistance, in a White House statement yesterday, the Biden administration said besides the vaccine raw materials, it can also provide personal protective equipment (PPE), therapeutics, rapid tests, and ventilators and is looking at options for providing more oxygen. Also, the United States is deploying an expert team of public health advisors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
On Twitter today, Tim Manning, White House COVID-19 supply coordinator, said the White House diverted pending orders of vaccine filters to help India ramp up vaccine production.

DJ-Yes "the world"is willing to help India and India is willing to accept help...that is good news. There are some other issues as well; India is the global vaccine/medication producer, countries want to know more on the India variants to get better treatment...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913804-cidrap-covid-19-scan-stroke-and-asymptomatic-covid-airborne-covid-19-in-vehicles[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913804-cidrap-covid-19-scan-stroke-and-asymptomatic-covid-airborne-covid-19-in-vehicles ; Men under 50 recovering from asymptomatic COVID have double the likelihood of acute ischemic strokes (AIS) compared with men of the same age without COVID infection, according to a study last week in JAMA Network Open.

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Two new studies suggest infectious COVID-19 aerosols can travel in passenger cars and vans.

DJ-Asymptomatic infection still can make someone vulnarable !

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913729-former-fda-commissioner-dr-scott-gottlieb-right-now-the-declines-that-we-re-seeing-we-can-take-to-the-bank[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/913729-former-fda-commissioner-dr-scott-gottlieb-right-now-the-declines-that-we-re-seeing-we-can-take-to-the-bank ; former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. He sits on the board of Pfizer as well as Illumina

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I do not have any of the qualifications that Dr. Gottlieb has but I think there is a lot we do not know about how a new coronavirus spreads throughout the world's populations.

I think cautiously optimistic should be the attitude.

Vaccines are not a 100% guarantee.

Everyone should stay aware of COVID-19 spread in the world and their local area.

DJ-I think relations between government and big pharma should concentrate on public health, NOT big profit...Of course vaccine producers claim their product do miracles...But we should have stopped the spread of the virus at the start-"experts" with big pharma links may not take public interest is #1 priority...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913761-6-minute-walk-test-for-home-isolated-covid-patients[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913761-6-minute-walk-test-for-home-isolated-covid-patients ;In the six-minute walk test, they have to measure oxygen saturation level with the help of oximeters and then walk in their room for six-minute. After which, they have to check the saturation level again. This has to be done twice a day and report to us. They have to approach our health staff if the oxygen saturation level drops by 3% immediately so that we can arrange to hospitalise them.”..

DJ-In a crisis with hospitals at/over capacity a lot of extra care is needed outside hospitals...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream ; (latest activity) "The court said that the poll body is to be held "singularly responsible" for the Covid-19 second wave, that the country is currently struggling with. Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee even went to the extent of noting that Election Commission officials should probably be "booked on murder charges" for allowing political rallies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

DJ-The present India government "tends to be Hindu extremists" so giving all room for political, religious activities because "Hindu gods will save the participants"...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/913772-vet-q-sars-cov-2-in-animals-potential-for-unknown-reservoir-hosts-and-public-health-implications[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/913772-vet-q-sars-cov-2-in-animals-potential-for-unknown-reservoir-hosts-and-public-health-implicationsResults obtained from experimental studies indicate that animal species such as cats, ferrets, raccoon dogs, cynomolgus macaques, rhesus macaques, white-tailed deer, rabbits, Egyptian fruit bats, and Syrian hamsters are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, and that cat-to-cat and ferret-to-ferret transmission can take place via contact and air. However, natural infections of SARS-CoV-2 have been reported only in pet dogs and cats, tigers, lions, snow leopards, pumas, and gorillas at zoos, and farmed mink and ferrets. Even though human-to-animal spillover has been reported at several instances, SARS-CoV-2 transmission from animals-to-humans has only been reported from mink-to-humans in mink farms. Following the rapid transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within the mink population, a new mink-associated SARS-CoV-2 variant emerged that was identified in both humans and mink. The increasing reports of SARS-CoV-2 in carnivores indicate the higher susceptibility of animal species belonging to this order. The sporadic reports of SARS-CoV-2 infection in domestic and wild animal species require further investigation to determine if SARS-CoV-2 or related Betacoronaviruses can get established in kept, feral or wild animal populations, which may eventually act as viral reservoirs. This review analyzes the current evidence of SARS-CoV-2 natural infection in domestic and wild animal species and their possible implications on public health.

DJ-It is simple, the more hosts the bigger the (potential) pandemic, the more variants...This not only for Covid19/SARS-2 but a.o. also for H5/H7 bird flu...

-Dr. John Campbell on vitamin D deficiency in India [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q_mhJRFtxg[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q_mhJRFtxg ; Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency ranged from 40% to 99% Most of the studies reporting a prevalence of 80%–90% Prevalent in all the age groups and high-risk groups alike

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Indian diet generally fails to satisfy the daily requirement of Vitamin D for a normal adult Need for fortifying various foods with Vitamin D, through national programs

DJ-Vitamin D problem widespread in India also a major factor in the present crisis...

-WAR 

[url]https://www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2021/world-military-spending-rises-almost-2-trillion-2020[/url] or https://www.sipri.org/media/press-release/2021/world-military-spending-rises-almost-2-trillion-2020 ; Even though military spending rose globally, some countries explicitly reallocated part of their planned military spending to pandemic responsesuch as Chile and South Korea. Several others, including Brazil and Russia, spent considerably less than their initial military budgets for 2020.

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In 2020 US military expenditure reached an estimated $778 billion, representing an increase of 4.4 per cent over 2019. As the world’s largest military spender, the USA accounted for 39 per cent of total military expenditure in 2020. This was the third consecutive year of growth in US military spending, following seven years of continuous reductions.

DJ-Even during the pandemic, economy under pressure spending on the military did increase...(I hope Biden makes a change...but switching zillions of tax payers money from the military to big pharma (share holders) ???

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-russia-calls-up-military-reservists[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/bulletin-russia-calls-up-military-reservists DJ; HT claims Turkey also closing its airspace for NATO...

If Turkey gets involved in a war they go there for Turkish interests...Turkey has about 3000 "drone instructors" in a strategic area between East Ukraine and Crimea...Ukraine is bankrupt (maybe even more corrupt then Turkey...) so the party offering something of value for Turkey could be Russia...The Turkish instructors may turn against Ukraine neo nazi's and NATO and get "good deals" on Russian energy and weapons...

In general I think Russia-Iran-China are finished with "the west"...would welcome a split between the EU and US...If the US does not get more realistic in foreign policy the EU shall "find its own way" . For the EU Russia, Iran energy is "spreading energy risks". The EU is willing to work with Russia and China in vaccines etc (Sputnik-V is just part of that deal). Asia is the major market next door for the EU...do not expect Europe to give that up !

Music [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsW8rXPcnM0 Summer Breeze-1972-Seals & Croft...some summer may be welcome here in NL...

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-Is the "new" Belo Horizonte P1-linked variant now-again-in the news the [url]https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/brazil-finds-new-virus-variant-combining-18-mutations/2201998[/url] or https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/brazil-finds-new-virus-variant-combining-18-mutations/2201998 variant that made headlines april 7th ? With the US stopping Brazil buying Sputnik-V ("because it is from Russia") [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/alleged-that-the-united-states-had-persuaded-brazil-to-deny-the-vaccine-approval.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/alleged-that-the-united-states-had-persuaded-brazil-to-deny-the-vaccine-approval.html 

DJ-I sometimes get the feeling of being in a tredmill-When cases get R0 under 1 countries reopen, cases get over R0=1, new variants show up, vaccination problems (most for non-US vaccines...political reasons...). We are sinking in a dangerous mix of US cold war insanity and an-basicly still out of control-Big Pharma bussiness oppertunity-never wasting a man made crisis...

-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ are alarming.

India with over 360,000 new cases and 3.285 deaths-reported. Maybe the US will now allow essentials for vaccine production to be exported to India. The US was halting the export under defense production laws...Brazil still in high numbers over 76,000 new cases, 3.120 deaths (and the US trying to stop Russian and Chinese vaccins..). The US over 52,000 new cases,Turkey with over 43,000 new reported cases and France over 30,000 new cases-indicating this pandemic is far from over. 

As Brazilian scientist keep warning-vaccinations go not fast enough allowing variants of the virus evading vaccine, developing towards (present) vaccine resistant forms of Covid 19.

[url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table trends (ignoring countries that had low number of cases a week earlier-going from 1 to 2 =100% increase..)Laos, Fiji, Sri Lanka, Nepal show up-all over 200% increase but still "hundreds of cases"...Haiti did see an increase from 63 to 99=+57%, no doubt with very limited testing...Botswana +51%, India +37%, Japan +20% (New Zealand also showing a 20% increase-going from 10 cases to 12 cases...). Brazil would have a decrease of -12%...

April 23 had the record high number for new cases 903,410. On january 20 the so far highest number of deaths was 17,347. Yesterdays number (april 27) of a global 830,822 new cases, 14,821 deaths are very high for a tuesday...

-Flutrackers;

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913934-cidrap-india-s-daily-covid-19-cases-break-yet-another-record[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913934-cidrap-india-s-daily-covid-19-cases-break-yet-another-recordThe pace of new COVID-19 cases in India hit a new daily world record today, topping 300,000 for the seventh day in a row as its daily deaths topped 3,000 for the first time.
The worst surge of the pandemic has prompted an outpouring of international assistance as more help arrived.

Scale-up includes more remdesivir

India's health ministry reported 362,757 new cases today, along with 3,285 more deaths. Some experts say the case numbers are likely an undercount, owing to a drop in testing, according to Reuters.
Ventilators and oxygen concentrators from the United Kingdom arrived in New Delhi, where a train hauling 70 tons of oxygen arrived from eastern India. Yesterday, the maker of remdesivir, Gilead Sciences, announced that it took steps to scale up the production of the drug in India and will donate at least 450,000 doses.
The United States is among the countries that has announced urgent assistance for India, and Indian government sources told Reuters that they expect to receive the biggest portion of the 60 million AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine doses that the United States is donating to the global fight against the virus.
Last week, Doctors Without Borders announced it had restarted its emergency response in India, which targets case identification, management, and prevention efforts in Mumbai. Part of the nonprofit's work involves working with people who have tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis, some of whom have COVID-19 coinfections.
Also, MSF has expanded its efforts at health centers in overcrowded areas of Mumbai, where living conditions contribute to the spread of the virus, and it is taking steps to staff two units at a Mumbai hospital that will add 1,000 intensive care unit beds.

Neighboring nations also battle rising cases

Other countries in the region are also battling COVID spikes. Amid worries over oxygen supply, Pakistan's two most populous provinces yesterday announced bans on elective surgeries to preserve oxygen supplies for COVID-19 patients, according to CNN.
Pakistan yesterday asked its military to help enforce COVID-19 measures, and the country's president told the nation that he hopes to avoid a lockdown, but may have no choice.
Nepal's cases are also climbing, with Kathmandu as one of the country's hot spot, according to a separate CNN report.
At least three cities in Nepal have ordered lockdowns to slow the spread of the virus.

DJ-Limited testing means real number of cases/deaths in India/region is (far) higher...The India variants did get all the chance to spread around the globe via international air travel.....

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913925-cidrap-covid-19-variants-spread-faster-but-grew-milder-over-time-in-ohio[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/913925-cidrap-covid-19-variants-spread-faster-but-grew-milder-over-time-in-ohio ; Cleveland Clinic researchers identified 484 unique mutations among six strains of SARS-CoV-2 isolates early in the COVID-19 pandemic, finding that the first variants were more deadly than subsequent strains and suggesting that monitoring circulating strains may help predict patient outcomes.
Their study, published yesterday in JAMA Network Open, involved sequencing the viral genomes from specimens obtained from 302 COVID-19 patients at Cleveland Clinic from Mar 11 to Apr 22, 2020, and comparing them with those of the original SARS-CoV-2 strain from Wuhan, China.

DJ-The idea was the virus would get weaker, somehow in that story variants were missed ? Because [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913924-albertans-in-their-20s-30s-40s-and-50s-are-ending-up-in-icu-with-covid-19-faster-than-ever-before[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/913924-albertans-in-their-20s-30s-40s-and-50s-are-ending-up-in-icu-with-covid-19-faster-than-ever-before ;Albertans in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s are ending up in ICU with COVID-19 faster than ever before
Intensive-care admissions reach new peaks, raising concerns over variants and long-term health effects

DJ-Ending up in ICU often means severe damage to lungs, organs-long term health issues...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/genetics-aa/913899-acta-math-sci-analysis-of-the-genomic-distance-between-bat-coronavirus-ratg13-and-sars-cov-2-reveals-multiple-origins-of-covid-19[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/genetics-aa/913899-acta-math-sci-analysis-of-the-genomic-distance-between-bat-coronavirus-ratg13-and-sars-cov-2-reveals-multiple-origins-of-covid-19Because it is commonly accepted that SARS-CoV-2 is originated from bat coronavirus RaTG13, we only need to determine which SARS-CoV-2 genome sequence has the closest distance to bat coronavirus RaTG13 under our natural metric. From our analysis, SARS-CoV-2 most likely has already existed in other countries such as France, India, Netherland, England and United States before the outbreak at Wuhan, China.

DJ Based on limited findings outside China before the pandemic. May be the same as H5/H7 bird flu showing up all over EurAsia, Africa-infecting people in Russia, Nigeria...Very likely to become a major problem soon. 

-Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiuVlYWvWkU[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiuVlYWvWkU 

Some of the points under the video; India Thriving black market, Underprepared governments , US allowing exports of vaccine components

On vaccines No intellectual property wavers

In the US on J&J vaccines Reports suggest an increased risk of a rare adverse event called thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) Nearly all reports, adult women younger than 50 years old

DJ-In discussions one suggestion is during vaccination a blood vessel may get some damage...the problem may not be in the vaccines but in the vaccination...Again-If you stop vaccinations, stop NPI you do NOT stop this pandemic !!!

Pfizer, Israel , More than 5 million people vaccinated 62 recorded cases of myocarditis 56 of those cases came after the second shot Most of the affected were men under 30. 60 of the patients were treated and released from hospital in good condition 2 deaths (22-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man)
DJ Vaccinating 5 million complications in 62 cases, with 2 deaths...but these vaccinations did save thousends of lives...There is specific concern regarding the frequency of the occurrence observed in men under 30 in the days immediately after the second shot At this stage, according to initial findings that still need to be verified, there is an impression that the number (of cases) is higher than would be expected, especially for those under 30 Overall findings, 1-in-100,000 Aged 16 – 30 years, 1-in-20,000 We cannot yet tell if there are more cases than normal or if there are similar numbers annually and the proximity is just a coincidence. Efforts to collect more data are continuing

Also Israel, children aged 12-15, when US Food and Drugs Administration approves

Once that age group has been vaccinated, the country will reach herd immunity Therefore no need to vaccinate younger children Vaccine choice, may be: Younger women, Pfizer Younger men, Janssen

DJ-Israel is a showcase for "vaccinating out of a pandemic" strategy...The UK may get problems with the India variant getting inside the UK...[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics At least 400 cases of the B.1.617 variant detected in the UK...but the numbers are not all clear yet...The 2 Dutch cases showed up at ad random testing...suggesting community spread in NL. Belgium 4 cases, Germany 15 cases, very likely France has cases-just did not find them...

DJ-The picture I have-and correct me if I am wrong !-is the UK variant still causing a lot of global problems in wave 3, Latin America P1 variant...The India variants may get problematic soon...

WAR seems to be the global priority...[url]https://southfront.org/more-us-b-52-bombers-arrived-in-qatar-to-stand-by-troops-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/[/url] or https://southfront.org/more-us-b-52-bombers-arrived-in-qatar-to-stand-by-troops-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/ The Afghan war has been privatized with PMC's/mercenaries replacing NATO to secure heroin export...no doubt Pakistan will get help from Iran and China to restore order...

We did not see major escalations yet [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-urpOC6ugn8[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-urpOC6ugn8 Alexander Mercouris/The Duran with lots of info-this time the UK (navy) showing its strenght towards China...wrong century, wrong region...Russia-Iran-China are working with their allies to create their own "New World Order" with the US no role

Music; A world of our own [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSxwqBJLU8A[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSxwqBJLU8A The Seekers 1965..



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-A look at the high numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ ; India a new record in reported cases almost 380,000 cases did get reported-since testing capacity is overrun the real number is much higher...3,647 deaths...also the real number is higher. Brazil, US, Turkey and France make the top 5 in new cases...In the top 5 for new reported deaths India and Brazil over 3,000 reported deaths, the US gets close to a 1,000 (with 954 cases)...Poland reporting 636 deaths, and #5 is Colombia with 434 deaths...total deaths being reported is 15,307...

India and Brazil make over 50% of all reported new cases-over 456,700 of the reported 887,204 cases...These two countries also make 6,666 of the 15,307 deaths...

In total (reported/tested) deaths USA is still at #1 with 588,337 reported deaths, Brazil #2 with 398,343, Mexico has 215,547 reported/tested deaths, India is at #4 with 204,812 deaths...UK still at #5 with 127,480 reported deaths-yesterday an increase still of 29. At #6 is Italy with 120,256 and yesterday another 344 "new deaths"...

The real number is far higher...both for cases and deaths...Vaccines make a difference Israel yesterday reported 106 new cases, 2 deaths...But only a few countries may have had enough vaccinations to make a major difference. Keeping out new variants, NPI is still a major job. 

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[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914061-cidrap-india-s-surge-leads-to-further-global-covid-rise-as-role-of-variants-probed[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914061-cidrap-india-s-surge-leads-to-further-global-covid-rise-as-role-of-variants-probed ; COVID-19 cases in India last week made up 38% of the global total, and circulation of different variants—not just the B1617 variant that was first detected in the country—appears to be partly fueling the nation's massive surge, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday in its weekly pandemic snapshot.

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Though cases rose for the ninth week in a row, virus spread shows different patterns in world regions and even among countries. Of the five countries that reported the highest case numbers last week, all but India reported a decline, wwith the United States, Brazil, Turkey, and France all reporting falling numbers.
India reported the biggest increases in cases, with a 52% rise. Other countries that reported spikes of more than 10% include Malaysia (27%), Japan (22%), and Pakistan (17%).
At a briefing today, officials from the WHO's Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said many health systems in South and Central America are still struggling with an influx of patients, against the backdrop of rising infections in younger people who have longer hospital stays. For example, Costa Rica's hospitalizations are at an all-time high and Guatemala's hospitals have reached capacity. And for the first time, Canada's infection rates have passed those of the United States.

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Scientists told the New York Times that different variants seem dominant in different parts of India, with B1617 detected in many samples from Maharashtra state and B117 expanding quickly in New Delhi.

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  • Sri Lanka's government is tightening COVID restrictions, due to rising cases in the wake of new year's celebrations earlier this month, according to CNN. Officials shuttered schools, banned private gatherings, and have asked employers to limit the number of people at work. Elsewhere in the region, Bangladesh took steps to divert industrial oxygen to hospitals and clinics as a precautionary measure due rising COVID activity.
  • One dose of COVID vaccine has the potential to cut household transmission by half, according to a report today from Public Health England. The vaccines included in the study are ones in use in the United Kingdom: Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca/Oxford.

DJ-In most countries cases are decreasing-but a lot of countries still see high numbers-and have a lot of NPI. Vaccinations and testing still are far from a 100% perfect...DJ-I think Africa may be a big unknown...hardly any testing/sequencing...

How big a risk some variants from India, Brazil are for vaccinated people is still not all clear-both countries do see "variations in variants". Relaxing restrictions to soon-with most younger people NOT vaccinated and social more active could start increase of cases again...Travel restrictions are needed to stop the spread of variants...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914051-chicago-il-creating-vax-pass-plan-mayor-does-not-think-normal-life-will-ever-return[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914051-chicago-il-creating-vax-pass-plan-mayor-does-not-think-normal-life-will-ever-return“When you get vaccinated, it’s going to be an easier to return to a different life,” Lightfoot said. “I won’t say our normal old life, because I don’t think that’s ever coming back.”

DJ-The "old life" was part of the problem...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/national-international-government-ngo-preparation-response/cdc-guidance-for-covid-19/914041-cdc-sars-cov-2-variant-classifications-and-definitions-updated-april-27-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/national-international-government-ngo-preparation-response/cdc-guidance-for-covid-19/914041-cdc-sars-cov-2-variant-classifications-and-definitions-updated-april-27-2021

  • Genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been emerging and circulating around the world throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Viral mutations and variants in the United States are routinely monitored through sequence-based surveillance, laboratory studies, and epidemiological investigations.
  • A US government interagency group developed a Variant Classification scheme that defines three classes of SARS-CoV-2 variants:
  • The B.1.526, B.1.526.1, B.1.525, and P.2 variants circulating in the United States are classified as variants of interest.
  • The B.1.1.7, B.1.351, P.1, B.1.427, and B.1.429 variants circulating in the United States are classified as variants of concern.
  • To date, no variants of high consequence have been identified in the United States.
  • In laboratory studies, specific monoclonal antibody treatments may be less effective for treating cases of COVID-19 caused by variants with the L452R or E484K substitutionin the spike protein.
    • L452R is present in B.1.526.1, B.1.427, and B.1.429.
    • E484K is present in B.1.525, P.2, P.1, and B.1.351, but only some strains of B.1.526 and B.1.1.7.

DJ-It would be very welcome if there-at least on science-was international cooperation...One of the major problems is all countries (or even states) go for their own interests...no global vision. (DJ-And to be clear a lot of countries go for their own interests...One of the reasons France accepted "foreign vaccines" is that French vaccines were not effective...otherwise France would be using French vaccines...we are in a vaccine war...most countries want to use vaccines to get political influence...)

Sequencing has been a major problem in the US-the UK and DK (=Denmark) still do most sequencing..See also [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914008-india-economy-political-system-collapsing-due-to-covid-19-sanjay-raut-april-28-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914008-india-economy-political-system-collapsing-due-to-covid-19-sanjay-raut-april-28-2021 DJ-Countries like India, Brazil may come close to breaking point due to the pandemic. If a lot of people stop working, hospitals are out of capacity/staff social collapse is a next step...

[url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#page-top[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#page-top DJ 71 countries reporting increases of cases out of 207-the average increase is 3%...most due to India...

Is the pandemic under vaccine/natural immunity control ? That may be to optimistic. Again some new variants may evade vaccines, a resistent form of Covid 19 may already be out there...[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics and [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics (just two of several variants) New variants are widespread and seem to be increasing. In Latin America, South Asia there still is a major health crisis, Africa the big unknown...

Rich countries tend to see themselves as a mirror for the global situation-that gives a false picture...We may be getting out of a third wave...and will learn how well natural/vaccine immunity protects us against new variants...The main problem is the number of people needing to be vaccinated...also booster vaccinations is now seen as essential-every 1/1,5 year...

DJ-Ivermectin shows up from time to time-but if that is that effective why countries like India do not show that effectiveness ? 

-Dr. John Campbell with TWO video's [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUyQ2luZAWo[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUyQ2luZAWo Wednesday update-some of the info from under the (44 minutes) video; Extremely low breakthrough infection rate India data, 0.02% to 0.04% of vaccinated people falling ill

DJ-That would be very welcome news-only testing in India is a major issue...

Reduced risk of developing symptomatic infection, 4 weeks after one dose of either vaccine, 60 to 65% Those who do become infected 3 weeks after receiving one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca vaccine Were between 38% and 49% less likely to pass the virus on to their household contacts

DJ-Vaccinations protect against severe disease and virus spread-far from perfect but enough to slow down a pandemic-in combination with NPI (masks indoors, travelrestrictions) the perspective looks promissing...(DJ-To good ?)

2,713,640 COVID-19 vaccines, myocarditis in 0.000516% 1 in 193,831 Developed after receiving either Pfizer or Moderna

DJ-Vaccines are never 100% perfect (still if I could get vaccinated I would get vaccinated...may have to wait here in NL till june ? For me all vaccines-now in international use-would be OK, including AZ/O or Sputnik-V...)

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiuVlYWvWkU[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiuVlYWvWkU Dr.J.C. on hearth inflamation in Israel (related to Covid19) DJ-Several countries reported hearthissues related to the coronapandemic. Iran was in the news recently, but China-at the start of the pandemic also did see "people dropping" with hearthfaillure...

DJ (The text under the video is from yesterday-did Dr.J.C. change the title ?)

WAR

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/unprecedented-nato-deployment-over-black-sea[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/unprecedented-nato-deployment-over-black-sea and [url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/ankara-incirlik-base-with-all-its-weapons-systems-belongs-to-turkey[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/ankara-incirlik-base-with-all-its-weapons-systems-belongs-to-turkey 

DJ-Germany is going to buy Sputnik-V vaccines [url]https://www.dw.com/en/germany-wants-to-buy-30-million-sputnik-v-vaccine-doses-state-premier/a-57287686[/url] or https://www.dw.com/en/germany-wants-to-buy-30-million-sputnik-v-vaccine-doses-state-premier/a-57287686 Turkey also buying 50 million Sputnik-V vaccines...Both Turkey and Germany did invest billions in pipeline-links for Russian energy...Again the EU (now the UK is "out") wants to increase trade with Asia...

NATO is split...Turkey may be very close to switching to Russia-Iran-China group...doing already a lot of deals with them...Most of western Europe want "working relations" with Russia, eastern Europe divided-Poland/Baltic states anti-Russia-but need the EU...

The UK trying to "show strength" by sending the royal navy close to Russia, China...without any real goals...and the US under biden trying to find a new role...[url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/us-four-star-generals-ask-dni-to-stop-lying.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/us-four-star-generals-ask-dni-to-stop-lying.html and [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/something-is-wrong-when-you-need-a-high-rate-of-fire-but-the-ammunition-costs-500-million-per-shot.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/something-is-wrong-when-you-need-a-high-rate-of-fire-but-the-ammunition-costs-500-million-per-shot.html 

DJ-Some in the US still pushing for confrontation with Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, Venezuela etc...but more realistic confrontation is damaging the US...After endless, pointless wars-trying to remain in control over global energy the US long term confrontation strategy has been a disaster-spending zillions on wars NOT on US infrastructure, housing, healthcare, education...the US getto's are the other side of US global wars...

It would be very welcome if biden could change that...other choices could still put the US in a leading position (no need to be #1, it is OK if the US would be #2 or #3 in many area's..) in the world. Endless confrontations-with even sanctions on allies-is isolating the US...The EU is already "looking east" ...

Music; David Bowie-Changes [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl3vxEudif8[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl3vxEudif8 

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DJ,

Lots of seismic activity around the Pacific last 24 hrs...with M5+ for the Oregon coast, Mexico, New Zealand...[url]https://www.debka.com/stampede-disaster-at-meron-leaves-scores-dead-and-wounded/[/url] or https://www.debka.com/stampede-disaster-at-meron-leaves-scores-dead-and-wounded/ DJ-Different numbers but very likely over 40 people died during a religous festivity in the north of Israel-with over 30,000 visitors-100,000 ? while only 10,000 were expected...

-Numbers [url]https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-variants-genomically-confirmed-case-numbers/variants-distribution-of-cases-data[/url] or https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-variants-genomically-confirmed-case-numbers/variants-distribution-of-cases-data and [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914134-uk-government-reports-400-cases-of-covid-19-variant-1-617-that-was-first-seen-in-india-april-27-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914134-uk-government-reports-400-cases-of-covid-19-variant-1-617-that-was-first-seen-in-india-april-27-2021 DJ-Unclear if variants in the UK are increasing enough to become a problem...India variant +61 not good news...

In India itself new cases are breaking another sad record with 386,888 new cases and 3,501 deaths-both undercounts. Brazil did see 80,000 deaths this month-the highest number for that country so far in this pandemic. Close to 70,000 new cases over 3,000 deaths were reported...

[url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/ The weekly trends show an increase of cases by 3%, deaths by 10%...with also most cases proberbly NOT being tested & reported. In the "India region" cases go up, Sri Lanka reporting an increase of 180%, Nepal did see 151% increase, India itself +27%. Brazil did see a 2% increase, The US did see a 15% decrease of cases (so-15% !)....But in general the numbers are still very high. In NL we may now be dealing with the highest number of infectious people since the start of the pandemic...

Vaccinations do work-but the virus now is spreading in younger age groups, more social active and often NOT vaccinated...lifting lots of restrictions now can create-certainly with variants-still another wave. 

-Flutrackers

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/china-other-health-threats/china-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914146-coronavirus-quarantine-for-hundreds-after-hong-kong-records-first-untraceable-local-case-involving-covid-19-mutated-strain-health-officials-warn-of-%E2%80%98grim-situation%E2%80%99-n501y-and-e484k-mutations[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/china-other-health-threats/china-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914146-coronavirus-quarantine-for-hundreds-after-hong-kong-records-first-untraceable-local-case-involving-covid-19-mutated-strain-health-officials-warn-of-%E2%80%98grim-situation%E2%80%99-n501y-and-e484k-mutations ; Hundreds of occupants of a 52-storey residential block in Tung Chung have been ordered into quarantine in Hong Kong’s biggest such operation after one of them was confirmed to have contracted a mutated strain of Covid-19 from an unknown source locally for the first time in the city.

... Occupants will have to undergo three weeks of quarantine in government centres.

Health officials said the patient was a 39-year-old domestic helper from the Philippines, and her infection carried the N501Y and E484K mutations. Both types were found in more infectious strains first identified in South Africa and Brazil, and further sequencing would be needed to determine the variant.

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The "double mutant" coronavirus strain that was found in India has now been detected in China, the country's chief epidemiologist has said in a major announcement ahead of this weekend's public holiday.

At a Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention press conference held in Beijing on Thursday, Wu Zunyou revealed the "Indian variant" had been found in "some Chinese cities," without elaborating. The news has sparked intense discussion online about stricter border controls amid the five-day Labor Day break beginning Saturday.

The country where COVID-19 was first reported some 16 months ago is preparing to step up public health measures in order to allay fears of a fresh outbreak caused by the "double mutant" strain B.1.617.

DJ-Basicly; the pandemic is not over till it's over...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/914151-tracking-the-evolution-of-a-%E2%80%98variant-of-concern%E2%80%99-in-brazil-p-1[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/914151-tracking-the-evolution-of-a-%E2%80%98variant-of-concern%E2%80%99-in-brazil-p-1 ; To understand better how the P.1 variant led to such an explosion of new COVID-19 cases, the researchers developed a mathematical model that integrated the genomic data with mortality data. The model suggests that P.1 may be 1.7 to 2.4 times more transmissible than earlier variants. They also estimate that a person previously infected with a variant other than P.1 will have only 54 percent to 79 percent protection against a subsequent infection with P.1.

DJ The general impression seems to be that the P1 variant is only a bit more infectious then the UK variant...so in many countries the P1 variant is slowed down/stopped by the UK variant...But both variants still are mutating !

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/914150-the-longest-persistence-of-viable-sars-cov-2-with-recurrence-of-viremia-and-relapsing-symptomatic-covid-19-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-%E2%80%93-a-case-study[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/914150-the-longest-persistence-of-viable-sars-cov-2-with-recurrence-of-viremia-and-relapsing-symptomatic-covid-19-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-%E2%80%93-a-case-study ;SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR on nasopharyngeal swabs samples remained positive for 268 days. All five performed viral cultures were positive and genomic analysis confirmed a persistent infection with the same strain. Viremia resulted positive in three out of four COVID-19 clinical relapses and cleared each time after remdesivir treatment. T and NK cells dynamic was different in aviremic and viremic samples and no SARS-CoV-2 specific antibodies were detected throughout the disease course.

Conclusions
In our patient, SARS-CoV-2 persisted with proven infectivity for over eight months. Viremia was associated with COVID-19 relapses and remdesivir treatment was effective in viremia clearance and symptoms remission, although it was unable to clear the virus from the upper respiratory airways.During the viremic phase, we observed a low frequency of terminal effector CD8+ T lymphocytes in peripheral blood that are probably recruited in inflammatory tissue for viral eradication. In addition we found a high level of NK cells repertoire perturbation with a relevant involvement during SARS- CoV-2 viremia.

DJ-Variations can show up in immuno compromised persons-the virus can mutate in the hosts...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914147-cidrap-un-meeting-calls-for-more-action-less-talk-on-antimicrobial-resistance[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914147-cidrap-un-meeting-calls-for-more-action-less-talk-on-antimicrobial-resistance ;The One Health concept views the health of humans, animals, and the environment as intrinsically linked. Speakers throughout the day made it clear that any national strategies to combat AMR must address how antibiotics are used in human and veterinary medicine and in agriculture.

DJ-Covid19 is related to bats-jumped to humans via a third host...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/central-america-aa/central-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914138-costa-rica-sets-record-for-new-cases-hospitalizations[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/central-america-aa/central-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914138-costa-rica-sets-record-for-new-cases-hospitalizationsCosta Rica on Wednesday set a record for daily new coronavirus cases, with 2,434 infections identified, according to the Health Ministry’s evening update.

Eight-hundred and eighteen people are hospitalized with Covid-19, also a new high. Of those, a record 351 are in intensive care, saturating capacity at some public hospitals.

Of patients currently in the ICU with Covid-19, more than three-quarters are less than 70 years old, La Nación reports, indicating a trend of younger adults requiring hospitalization.

DJ-Costa Rica is a small country, so this is a major problem ! Very likely a mix of variants-creating new variants...see also [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america-aa/south-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914128-peru-media-report-on-covid-19-%E2%80%9Cappalling%E2%80%9D-figures-in-the-words-of-the-director-of-the-medical-college-miguel-palacios-the-virus-is-spreading-uncontrollably-april-30-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america-aa/south-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914128-peru-media-report-on-covid-19-%E2%80%9Cappalling%E2%80%9D-figures-in-the-words-of-the-director-of-the-medical-college-miguel-palacios-the-virus-is-spreading-uncontrollably-april-30-2021 ;“Appalling” figures , in the words of the director of the Medical College, Miguel Palacios. "The virus is spreading uncontrollably" , as Peruvians are in the midst of the electoral campaign for the second round of general elections on June 6.

Nearly 1.8 million people have been infected. The lack of beds in intensive care units and the serious shortage of oxygen partly explain this dramatic health situation. Miguel Palacios recalls that the medical staff, "hard hit" , are exhausted. More than 430 doctors have died since the start of the epidemic; "We lack human resources , " he laments. According to the National Institute of Health, the Brazilian variant is responsible for 40% of new infections in Lima, the capital.

DJ-Yes the pandemic may be decreasing-hopefully-in the US, UK and some parts of Europe...but again it is far from over. Worsening in many other places. With an increase of international air travel we may be close to yet another healthcrisis...In most countries HCW-ers are exhausted or ill, dead...we have NO room for experiments !

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states/seasonal-flu-2009-2014-including-h1n1-pandemic-2009-aj/914127-flu-has-disappeared-worldwide-during-the-covid-pandemic[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states/seasonal-flu-2009-2014-including-h1n1-pandemic-2009-aj/914127-flu-has-disappeared-worldwide-during-the-covid-pandemic ; Since the novel coronavirus began its global spread, influenza cases reported to the World Health Organization have dropped to minuscule levels. The reason, epidemiologists think, is that the public health measures taken to keep the coronavirus from spreading also stop the flu. Influenza viruses are transmitted in much the same way as SARS-CoV-2, but they are less effective at jumping from host to host.

As Scientific American reported last fall, the drop-off in flu numbers was both swift and universal. Since then, cases have stayed remarkably low. “There’s just no flu circulating,” says Greg Poland, who has studied the disease at the Mayo Clinic for decades. The U.S. saw about 600 deaths from influenza during the 2020-2021 flu season. In comparison, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated there were roughly 22,000 deaths in the prior season and 34,000 two seasons ago...

DJ-It would be very welcome if flu would be gone forever...however birdflu H5/H7 is widespread and close to jumping into humans...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream (latest activity-dying in a car park.....terrible...)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/914100-sci-rep-climate-and-the-spread-of-covid-19[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/914100-sci-rep-climate-and-the-spread-of-covid-19Abstract

Visual inspection of world maps shows that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is less prevalent in countries closer to the equator, where heat and humidity tend to be higher. Scientists disagree how to interpret this observation because the relationship between COVID-19 and climatic conditions may be confounded by many factors. We regress the logarithm of confirmed COVID-19 cases per million inhabitants in a country against the country's distance from the equator, controlling for key confounding factors: air travel, vehicle concentration, urbanization, COVID-19 testing intensity, cell phone usage, income, old-age dependency ratio, and health expenditure. A one-degree increase in absolute latitude is associated with a 4.3% increase in cases per million inhabitants as of January 9, 2021 (p value < 0.001). Our results imply that a country, which is located 1000 km closer to the equator, could expect 33% fewer cases per million inhabitants. Since the change in Earth's angle towards the sun between equinox and solstice is about 23.5°, one could expect a difference in cases per million inhabitants of 64% between two hypothetical countries whose climates differ to a similar extent as two adjacent seasons. According to our results, countries are expected to see a decline in new COVID-19 cases during summer and a resurgence during winter. However, our results do not imply that the disease will vanish during summer or will not affect countries close to the equator. Rather, the higher temperatures and more intense UV radiation in summer are likely to support public health measures to contain SARS-CoV-2.

DJ-Complicating factor is increased infectiousness of variants, overpopulation...Brazil, India are not that far from the equator...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/914069-rev-inst-med-trop-sao-paulo-sars-cov-2-reinfection-caused-by-the-p-1-lineage-in-araraquara-city-sao-paulo-state-brazil[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/914069-rev-inst-med-trop-sao-paulo-sars-cov-2-reinfection-caused-by-the-p-1-lineage-in-araraquara-city-sao-paulo-state-brazil ;
Reinfection by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-COV-2) has been reported in many countries, suggesting that the virus may continue to circulate among humans despite the possibility of local herd immunity due to massive previous infections. The emergence of variants of concern (VOC) that are more transmissible than the previous circulating ones has raised particular concerns on the vaccines effectiveness and reinfection rates. The P.1 lineage was first identified in December 2020 in Manaus city and is now globally spread. We report the first case of reinfection of SARS-CoV-2 caused by the P.1 variant outside of Manaus. The potential of these new variants to escape naturally and vaccine- induced immunity highlights the need for a global vigilance.

DJ-Again !!!! We have to stop spreading the virus/variants !!!! Vaccines offer some protection but new variants WILL evade that protection if they are not stopped !!! We need a mix of vaccines AND NPI !!! (And we are reopening again to soon..."saving the economy"...)

-Dr. John Campbell update [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd5i3768Jnc[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd5i3768Jnc Thursday update-info/links under the video.

DJ Again this pandemic is FAR FROM OVER !!!! We have to do more and longer to get the global picture under control ! Basicly we still have hardly any idea of Covid19 in Africa-and "we don't care" ...while the news that we do have should be very alarming. For now most of the risk seems to be in the India variants...widespread and spreading...vaccinations may offer some protection but still are not going fast enough. Germany is now vaccinating over 1 million people per day, maybe-I am just trying to get a global picture-worldwide we are now in between 50 to 100 million vaccinations per day...on a global population close to 8 billion...

Vaccination-immunity takes two to three weeks...but now in many places hospital care is in a crisis...NO ROOM for lifting restrictions !

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-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ ; Almost half of all new cases-402,110 from the total of 872,895 global cases come from India...Also 3,522 of the tested/reported deaths are from India on a total of 14,285...with Brazil reporting 2,870 Covid 19 deaths...

[url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table Looking at the weekly trends only 67 countries have growth in cases-and a lot of them in real numbers did see changes smaller then cases (so 2 cases last week, 3 cases this week is growth of 50% but not a major problem...). The global growth of cases this week was "just" 1%-and if you correct for India cases are decreasing.

Last week did show 5,778,903 new cases, the week before had 5,715,919 cases...Of course most cases do still NOT get tested/reported. Statistics can give an indication of reality...Haiti may become a new Covid hotspot, lots of Africa does not even test, South Asia has a problem-but in Latin America in general there already may be a downward trend...

Vaccinations do matter-and now finally are at full speed. Some new variants will be better in evading vaccinations-there are lots of reasons to still keep most of the restrictions...but for now the global situation is looking hopefull...just like last year at the beginning of summer !!!!

The risks are greater !!!! If we waste this chance we may end up with resistant variants-natural/vaccine immunity may no longer offer enough protection. You may get Covid19 just as often as a cold...but with a much worse outcome...

Also other diseases (a.o. H5/H7, [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipah_virus[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipah_virus etc. ) are close to getting pandemic...the "old normal" flying all over the place, mass meetings should be over...IF we want to prevent the next pandemic...

-FluTrackers

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america-aa/south-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914280-colombia-surpasses-500-daily-covid-19-deaths-after-pandemic%E2%80%99s-most-fatal-week[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america-aa/south-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914280-colombia-surpasses-500-daily-covid-19-deaths-after-pandemic%E2%80%99s-most-fatal-week ;More than 108,000 people were registered as positive on Thursday. Of these people, 7,280 were in intensive care units (ICU’s).

The combination of the high saturation rate and a shortage in oxygen for medium-care patients has created the worst healthcare crisis since the beginning of the pandemic.

DJ-There still is a very serious health crisis in many countries. Maybe new infections are going down in lots of places-but hospital cases may be going up. Oxygen is a problem often, also staff is an issue...more global cooperation can save lives...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914278-covid-19-surges-in-oregon-sickening-younger-adults-and-forcing-a-return-to-restrictions[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914278-covid-19-surges-in-oregon-sickening-younger-adults-and-forcing-a-return-to-restrictions ;Doctors say that patients they’re seeing are younger, sicker and often without underlying medical conditions, suggesting that potent variants could be partly to blame.

DJ-The India variants are all over the globe-even got into China !!!! Those highly infectious variants will spread when restrictions are lifted...wave 3 is going down-we should prevent wave 4...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/901004-ivermectin-a-useful-treatment-for-covid-19-coronavirus-some-discussion-and-studies?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/901004-ivermectin-a-useful-treatment-for-covid-19-coronavirus-some-discussion-and-studies?view=stream (latest activities);The problem seems to be that science and politics have become interwoven, and for politics, one can 'read' vested interests of industry. It happens in every major market sector, to a lesser or greater extent, but the censorship of the science itself is a very worrying trend. Yes I do see it now. The question is - how can this be fixed? If the root cause is indeed attributable to needing to allow Emergency Use Authorisations (US/UK/EU) for novel interventions in a new disease, then it would suggest that this legislation needs modification. It should not be an 'either/or' .. When so much money and investment is at stake, I now understand why there is so much activity to 'crush' cheap old interventions that could be beneficial, even as adjunctive therapy.. It is not all about the revenues from the novel interventions, its protecting the massive investments that are involved in finding and researching whether they have any benefits or not. There should be space and economic room for both approaches (repurposing old cheap generics as well developing vaccines and other novel interventions). Between Covid itself (which I believe is with us for the very long term) and Long Covid there are ample opportunities for the industry... no country, even rich ones, could possibly afford the full burden of ongoing healthcare using solely novel interventions.

DJ-There is a lot of evidence indicating Ivermectin is of use-cheap...Ignoring that for "economic reasons" is criminal...This pandemic was man made due to inaction in the early stages...it was allowed to go on to "secure investments in Big Pharma" ...an unbelievable scandal...(Sad it is just part of a rotten system...)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914134-uk-government-reports-400-cases-of-covid-19-variant-1-617-that-was-first-seen-in-india-april-27-2021?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914134-uk-government-reports-400-cases-of-covid-19-variant-1-617-that-was-first-seen-in-india-april-27-2021?view=stream ;

Rapid spread of India Covid variant in UK is ‘worrying’, say scientists


Cases of variant B1617 reach 400, but Public Health England says there is no evidence of a threat to vaccines
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Coronavirus variants first detected in India risk becoming the UK’s second most dominant within weeks, experts have warned after total cases rose to 400.

Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday that there was “no evidence of widespread community transmission or that these variants cause more severe disease or render the vaccines currently deployed any less effective”.

DJ-        What is wrong with pro-activity ? Do we want to get this pandemic somehow under control ? Or is this all a big pharma marketing strategy with "politics" job transferring zillions of tax payers money to Big Pharma shareholders ? 

There is absolutely NO POINT in mass vaccinations if you do NOT STOP spreading variants evading vaccinations !!! Should people with brains and money move to Australia, New Zealand, China ? Do we "need evidence of widespread community transmission or that these variants cause more severe disease or render the currently deployed any less effective" ? Will "experts"keep running behind the facts to get their "strategy science based" ????

-Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t4y1-gSj_U[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t4y1-gSj_U Again on "how good vaccines work also against variants". Still most people have NOT been vaccinated, new variants showing in Brazil, India (etc) to be stopped less by those vaccines are increasing...By the time western science has a clear picture "vaccines offer less protection against them" we are even deeper in this swamp !

I would love to be hopefull-but we keep repeating mistakes over and over again...

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[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVYoCvAgHyw[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVYoCvAgHyw Alexander Mercouris on Blinken (US-FM) visit to Ukraine and [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/german-ambassador-wants-more-nazis-112-ukraine-makes-a-curious-little-translation-mistake.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/04/german-ambassador-wants-more-nazis-112-ukraine-makes-a-curious-little-translation-mistake.html 

DJ-My impression is that the US under Biden is getting the point that supporting nazi's in Ukraine, IS in the Middle East is "damaging the US"...Henry Kissinger warned that the US-China relations now are a far greater risk then the cold war US-Soviet Union (lack of) relations...Kissinger would welcome US-China cooperation...

DJ-Confrontation and sanctions started against Iraq-but now the US is even using these "politics" against allies...We-in NL-can not be friends with the US if that country has a law forcing it to invade the Netherlands if a US military person has to show up in the International Criminal Court in The Hague...It would be welcome if the US would accept international rules..not only claiming it does then pushes its own US rules...

There is no point in Paris climate agreements, Iran deals, WHO if the US steps out because it does not get its way...The US has been acting as a spoiled child in the international community and "we" have had enough of that !!! We-in the EU-have other options...just like Turkey-a main NATO partner, the Phillippines, Australia, New Zealand, Canada...

Again-it is totally unacceptable the US is telling us where we can buy our energy, vaccines, weapons...(the F35 JSF aircraft is a scandal, based on corruption...one of many in the US "defense industry"...). The "neo-liberal" policies of the US-buy now-pay later-puts the bill on future generations and the poor ! 

The total unacceptable unbalance with 0,1% of the "rich" claiming to own more than half the planet goes against any basic idea of democracy...

With over 25% of all people in prison being in US prisons-with only 4% of the global population-steps to "social reform" are very welcome in the US. It is wiser and cheaper to offer the poor perspective in stead of prison !!! The US prison system is close to a new form of slavery...police protection only for the rich is a shame.

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ViQueen24 thanks for the links; 

From drugs.com

  • An in vitro trial has shown ivermectin reduces the number of cell-associated viral RNA by 99.8 % in 24 hours. An in vitro study is when they study cells in a laboratory and not in a living organism.
  • More studies are now needed to be done using ivermectin on people or animals to see how well ivermectin works against COVID-19. This is in vivo testing.

From the NIH link ; 

Proposed Mechanism of Action and Rationale for Use in Patients With COVID-19

Reports from in vitro studies suggest that ivermectin acts by inhibiting the host importin alpha/beta-1 nuclear transport proteins, which are part of a key intracellular transport process that viruses hijack to enhance infection by suppressing the host’s antiviral response.4,5 In addition, ivermectin docking may interfere with the attachment of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein to the human cell membrane.6 Ivermectin is thought to be a host-directed agent, which may be the basis for its broad-spectrum activity in vitro against the viruses that cause dengue, Zika, HIV, and yellow fever.4,7-9 Despite this in vitro activity, no clinical trials have reported a clinical benefit for ivermectin in patients with these viruses. Some studies of ivermectin have also reported potential anti-inflammatory properties, which have been postulated to be beneficial in people with COVID-19.10-12

Some observational cohorts and clinical trials have evaluated the use of ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. 

DJ-The extra studies that are supposed to be needed take now more then a year in the middle of the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu of 1918...All of the world could be protected by taking Ivermectin as prevention or cure-this pandemic could be over !!!!

This man made pandemic is going on because of wrong choises by the wrong people ! 

(If even Dr. John Campbell is asking questions on why Ivermectin is not used the answer is even worse than the pandemic itself !!!)

Ivermectin is very cheap, easy to make old...no/low profit and no/low risk...Vaccines costs each tens of dollars...Remdesivir-not working according to the WHO is widely used max profit...NO benefit for patients but lots of profits for shareholders...

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DJ-Again I am NOT an expert, just sharing my thoughts..If Ivermectin is as good as -by now-a lot of experts claim why some countries still do not use it as the basic treatment ? Does Big Pharma control the global healthcare bussinesses ? Russia, China-but also most western vaccine producers have an interest in getting countries "under vaccine control"...

I do not doubt the Ivermectin discussion will keep showing up. Peak Prosperity/Chris Martenson and Dr. John Campbell have the courage to bring Ivermectin in their video's...Others also will not get quiet...

This pandemic should have been avoided by stopping (air)travel from China early 2020...after the Wuhan lockdown everyone knew there was a major problem. "We" kept the virus spreading...Then "we" choose to go for vaccine development...only on small experimental scale a.o. Ivermectin was used...The outcomes ignored...the only reason for that I can think of is greed. 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/901004-ivermectin-a-useful-treatment-for-covid-19-coronavirus-some-discussion-and-studies[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/901004-ivermectin-a-useful-treatment-for-covid-19-coronavirus-some-discussion-and-studies 

The discussion on this pandemic, bad choices, only is starting...herd immunity ideas were criminal...

In Thailand, Turkey a.o. the pandemic was (mis)used as an excuse to stop protests.

-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ So far almost 153 million people tested positive and were reported...this number is an underestimate. More then 3,2 million were reported to have died from Covid 19-also the number of pandemic deaths is at least double that number...and it could have been prevented...

May 1 did see almost 800,000 new cases, another 12,882 deaths-India, Brazil pay a heavy price...[url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table Worldwide weekly trends show a global decrease of 0,5%...very welcome even though it is based on tested and reported cases...and lots of cases/deaths never get tested or reported...

In these statistics India is going up 20%+, Brazil 2%+...South Asia, Baltic States show increases...also countries like Costa Rica, Egypt, Cameroon...Afghanistan. 

-Flutrackers (just a selection of the 145 posts..."frontline news")

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914444-european-cases-drop-and-countries-begin-to-reopen[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914444-european-cases-drop-and-countries-begin-to-reopen

Denmark (23%[vaccinated]) reopenedbars, restaurants, cafes, museums, libraries and football stadiums last week, but people must have a coronapas – digital certificate – to enter.
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France (24%)will start easing restrictions on Monday when domestic travel restrictions will be lifted and high school pupils resume classes after a three-week closure.
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Germany (26%) hopes that with week-on-week infections falling 12% and vaccinations picking up speed, the country’s week-old “emergency brake” measures – ..... – may be lifted sooner than expected. Germany vaccinated more than 1 million people on Thursday.

Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands and Portugal all have vaccination rates between 22 & 24% and are also reopening slowly.

DJ-We did see cases go down last year may, june...in many places...we have to keep vigilant and stop spreading new variants-at the end even evading the vaccines...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914437-covid-fears-of-impending-doom-in-pakistan[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914437-covid-fears-of-impending-doom-in-pakistan ;Already Pakistan has seen active cases go from as low as 16,000 in the first week of March, to more than 140,000 new cases in April alone, as well as over 3,000 deaths - making it the worst month since the pandemic began.
pakistan covid overview

Official data reveals that bed capacity in the intensive care units (ICUs) of Lahore's major public and private hospitals reached more than 93% on 28 April, while some of the major cities in the largest and worst-hit province, Punjab, are seeing over 80% utilisation of ventilators and beds with oxygen.

Should the number of infections continue to grow, Pakistan may not just be facing a shortage of beds. Federal Minister for Planning Asad Umar pointed out the country was already using 90% of its oxygen supply, with more than 80% already going towards healthcare needs.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned Pakistan - with less than one doctor per 963 people - could be headed for disaster.

DJ-In the article the UK variant (and apathy) are named as the main drivers...In India most likely a mix of the India variants and the UK variant are behind the disaster...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/vaccines/914288-vaccines-basel-influenza-vaccination-and-covid-19-mortality-in-the-usa-an-ecological-study[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/vaccines/914288-vaccines-basel-influenza-vaccination-and-covid-19-mortality-in-the-usa-an-ecological-study ;Results show that, on the county level, influenza vaccination coverage in the elderly population is negatively associated with mortality from COVID-19, using different methodologies for confounding adjustment. These findings point to the need for studying the relationship between influenza vaccination and COVID-19 mortality at the individual level to investigate any underlying biological mechanisms.

DJ-So-Do I get that correct-the flu shot worsens the outcome of a Covid infection ????

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914341-cureus-warm-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-associated-with-asymptomatic-sars-cov-2-infection[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914341-cureus-warm-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-associated-with-asymptomatic-sars-cov-2-infection ;Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the resultant coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are associated with several hematologic abnormalities, including immune thrombocytopenia, antiphospholipid syndrome, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). Initial case reports suggested immune dysregulation to be the underlying etiology of SARS-CoV-2-associated AIHA, as all reported cases involved patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, many of whom had underlying lymphoproliferative disorders. More recently, AIHA has been reported in patients with mildly symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection. Here, we detail a patient with asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection who presented with severe, symptomatic anemia. Workup was consistent with warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (WAIHA) secondary to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

DJ-Covid 19 may show up in other symptoms then most often seen...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914330-boy-dies-from-covid-on-hawaii-vacation-with-fully-vaccinated-parents-officials-say[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914330-boy-dies-from-covid-on-hawaii-vacation-with-fully-vaccinated-parents-officials-say ;I can tell you that both parents had been vaccinated, fully vaccinated. And both parents had tested negative before traveling from the mainland to Hawaii,” Department of Health spokesperson Brooks Baehr said, Hawaii News Now reported.
“So soon after arrival that it is very likely this child was infected with COVID while on the mainland or perhaps in transit,” he added...

and [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914252-alberta-family-searches-for-answers-in-teen-s-sudden-death-after-covid-exposure-negative-tests[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914252-alberta-family-searches-for-answers-in-teen-s-sudden-death-after-covid-exposure-negative-tests ;Sarah Strate — a healthy, active Grade 12 student at Magrath High School who loved singing, dancing and being outdoors — died on Monday, less than a week after being notified she'd been exposed to COVID-19.

While two tests came back negative, her parents say other signs point to the coronavirus, and they're waiting for more answers.

"It was so fast. It's all still such a shock," said Sarah's mother, Kristine Strate. "She never even coughed. She had a sore throat and her ears were sore for a while, and [she had] swollen neck glands."

DJ-The risks for younger people in this pandemic remains underestimated-they can get very serious illness, they are also the main factor in spreading Covid 19..Also :

The latest on more dangerous variants:

  • Alberta announced its first COVID-19 case linked to the B1617 variant on April 22, the variant fuelling the case surge in India.
  • There were more than 1,300 new cases involving variants of concern reportedon Wednesday.
  • About 63 per cent of active cases have been identified as variants of concern, but not all cases can be screened for variants, due to technical limitations with some samples. Alberta Health Services has said about 80 to 85 per cent of all positive samples are successfully screened for the variants of concern.
  • There are 13,460 active variant cases, while 15,708 people have recovered and 82 people had died from variant infections.
  • Alberta had28,287 cases linked to variant B117, first detected in the United Kingdom, 77 cases linked to variant B1351, first detected in South Africa, and 885cases linked to the variant P1, which was first identified in Brazil.

DJ Alberta is hit hard with variants...travelrestrictions should help to get the spread down..

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/preparedness-ab/914329-emerg-med-australas-planning-for-the-next-pandemic-reflections-on-the-early-phase-of-the-australian-covid-19-public-health-response-from-the-emergency-department[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/preparedness-ab/914329-emerg-med-australas-planning-for-the-next-pandemic-reflections-on-the-early-phase-of-the-australian-covid-19-public-health-response-from-the-emergency-department ;COVID-19 has uncovered structural and planning challenges, and highlighted weaknesses and strengths of the Australian federation. In anticipating future pandemics and other public health threats, particularly in the face of climate change, hard won lessons from the COVID-19 response should be incorporated in future planning, policies, practice, and advocacy.

DJ Covid19 is worse then the flu-but most deaths could have been avoided...worldwide the way "we" did deal with this outbreak was the main disaster...there are lots of other-much worse-diseases out there. We have to do that much better !!!

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/middle-east-aa/middle-east-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914375-israel-finds-indian-variant-even-among-vaccinated-although-it-appears-the-vaccine-offers-some-efficacy[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/middle-east-aa/middle-east-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914375-israel-finds-indian-variant-even-among-vaccinated-although-it-appears-the-vaccine-offers-some-efficacy ;

41 new cases of the Indian variant have been found in Israel - including in 4 previously vaccinated individuals.


  • 24 of those infected with the variant have recently returned from abroad, and the remaining 17 cases are due to community transmission.
  • The Pfizer (NYSE:PFE)/BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) COVID-19 vaccine is believed to be at least ‘partially’ effective against the variant, Reuters reported quoting Israeli health officials.
  • "The impression is that the Pfizer vaccine has efficacy against it, albeit a reduced efficacy," the ministry's director-general, Hezi Levy, has told Kan public radio, confirming that the country found eight cases with the new variant last week.

DJ-One has to be carefull with these kind of findings. Sometimes people may have gotten infected before, during or shortly after vaccination. Immunity after vaccination can take up to three weeks...Still it is possible some variants may develop increased vaccine evasion. Israel may be a country to see such developments...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914415-pediatr-rep-inflammatory-skin-lesions-in-three-sars-cov-2-swab-negative-adolescents-a-possible-covid-19-sneaky-manifestation[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914415-pediatr-rep-inflammatory-skin-lesions-in-three-sars-cov-2-swab-negative-adolescents-a-possible-covid-19-sneaky-manifestationCoronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is associated with various clinical manifestations, including skin lesions. In particular, during the COVID-19 pandemic lock-down period numerous chilblain-like lesions, mainly located on the feet, were observed in adolescents. The latter were often asymptomatic or associated with very mild respiratory symptoms. Here, we report three cases of acral nodular lesions in SARS-CoV-2 swab-negative adolescents with histological findings of chronic immune-mediated inflammation and immunohistochemical evidence of SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoproteins in endothelial cells and eccrine sweat glands. In one of these cases, the virus presence was confirmed by electron microscopy.

DJ-Test was negative, still infection causing problems in a young age group. 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/914407-viruses-a-potential-sars-cov-2-variant-of-interest-voi-harboring-mutation-e484k-in-the-spike-protein-was-identified-within-lineage-b-1-1-33-circulating-in-brazil[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/914407-viruses-a-potential-sars-cov-2-variant-of-interest-voi-harboring-mutation-e484k-in-the-spike-protein-was-identified-within-lineage-b-1-1-33-circulating-in-brazil ;The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic in Brazil was dominated by two lineages designated as B.1.1.28 and B.1.1.33. The two SARS-CoV-2 variants harboring mutations at the receptor-binding domain of the Spike (S) protein, designated as lineages P.1 and P.2, evolved from lineage B.1.1.28 and are rapidly spreading in Brazil. Lineage P.1 is considered a Variant of Concern (VOC) because of the presence of multiple mutations in the S protein (including K417T, E484K, N501Y), while lineage P.2 only harbors mutation S:E484K and is considered a Variant of Interest (VOI). On the other hand, epidemiologically relevant B.1.1.33 deriving lineages have not been described so far. Here we report the identification of a new SARS-CoV-2 VOI within lineage B.1.1.33 that also harbors mutation S:E484K and was detected in Brazil between November 2020 and February 2021. This VOI displayed four non-synonymous lineage-defining mutations (NSP3:A1711V, NSP6:F36L, S:E484K, and NS7b:E33A) and was designated as lineage N.9. The VOI N.9 probably emerged in August 2020 and has spread across different Brazilian states from the Southeast, South, North, and Northeast regions.

DJ-So after P1 and P2 Brazil now also has a N9 variant...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/914405-viruses-household-cases-suggest-that-cats-belonging-to-owners-with-covid-19-have-a-limited-role-in-virus-transmission[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/epidemiology/914405-viruses-household-cases-suggest-that-cats-belonging-to-owners-with-covid-19-have-a-limited-role-in-virus-transmission ;Although cats are, among other domestic animals, susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection, little is known about their epidemiological role in the dynamics of a household infection. In this study, we monitored five cats for viral shedding daily. Each cat was confined with its COVID-19 positive owners in separate households. Low loads of viral nucleic acid were found in two cats, but only one developed anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, which suggests that cats have a limited role in COVID-19 epidemiology.

DJ; "A limited role" is a role...cats can spread the virus (but limited...)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/genetics-aa/914402-biomedicines-genetic-diversity-of-sars-cov-2-over-a-one-year-period-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-a-global-perspective[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/genetics-aa/914402-biomedicines-genetic-diversity-of-sars-cov-2-over-a-one-year-period-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-a-global-perspective ;Genome surveillance is a key method to track the spread of SARS-CoV-2 variants. Genetic diversity and evolution of SARS-CoV-2 were analyzed based on 260,673 whole-genome sequences, which were sampled from 62 countries between 24 December 2019 and 12 January 2021. We found that amino acid (AA) substitutions were observed in all SARS-CoV-2 proteins, and the top six proteins with the highest substitution rates were ORF10, nucleocapsid, ORF3a, spike glycoprotein, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, and ORF8. Among 25,629 amino acid substitutions at 8484 polymorphic sites across the coding region of the SARS-CoV-2 genome, the D614G (93.88%) variant in spike and the P323L (93.74%) variant in RNA-dependent RNA polymerase were the dominant variants on six continents. As of January 2021, the genomic sequences of SARS-CoV-2 could be divided into at least 12 different clades. Distributions of SARS-CoV-2 clades were featured with temporal and geographical dynamics on six continents. Overall, this large-scale analysis provides a detailed mapping of SARS-CoV-2 variants in different geographic areas at different time points, highlighting the importance of evaluating highly prevalent variants in the development of SARS-CoV-2 antiviral drugs and vaccines.

DJ-At least 12 "variants" during this pandemic so far till 12 january '21.

-Dr. John Campbell had TWO video's [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQdKsLZjmaQ[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQdKsLZjmaQ An interview with Dr. Nair from India...Dr.J.C. did put his questions under the video...the answers are in the video...(There is a third video of the interview itself-but Dr.J.C. made a summery-also because of sound quality...) A.o. discussion on Ivermectin. Some points;

Diabetes is a major issue; steroids push up the bloodsugar...so increase of insulin needed

Ivermectin, antibiotics often used. Ivermectin stops viral infection, antibiotics stop bacterial infections..fungal infections also a problem

clotting major issue-lots of people with strokes

ICU capacity has run out-people have to wait 24/48 hrs before there is room-often they do not make it that long...

Oxygen also major issue, PCR-testing production going up in India (DJ-India now importing vaccins a.o. from Russia)

Outlook is cases going up till may 20-then slowly coming down till august-cases not peaked yet..

Public transport, no masks, NPI for economic reasons major drivers

Reinfections are an issue-also vaccines offer not as good protection as hoped

Up to 40% of cases end up in hospitals-In India people first try to heal themselves-go to hospitals if illness worsens (Poverty major issue...)

Dr.J.C. With this outlook world should do more to help India but also keep India/other variants under control.

DJ [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics India variants already widespread...again airtravel stopped AFTER the spread...


And the saterday update [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVo0pVC9Swk[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVo0pVC9Swk Some of his points under the video...in the UK people after vaccination (+two weeks +) should be protected against spreading the UK variant...still a risk for other variants...

Proberbly lots of info...I will watch them later on...

DJ-Music ! Crazy On You-Hearth 1977 [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZjEC4WhCvg[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZjEC4WhCvg (from Dutch TV-TopPop) More info on the (US-Canada)Hearth-history under the video.


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DJ,

I did see in latest news John L his post from Alberta/Canada on a shop refusing vaccinated people because they would be a health risk for pregnant employees...they want a "study"....If someone came up with the story that vaccination would cause "strawberry skin" 1 in 1 million times, increase the risk of humans turning into camels...demand a study...Kiwimum has the slogan "can 't fix stupid" and it is very sad to see she is right-even if "stupid will kill us all"....

Here in NL over 250,000 foreign workers-often in high risk jobs-are not in the population administration so they will not get vaccinated. The will to get vaccinated is above 70% in NL-but when children (under 12), some other groups (based on religion, anti-vaxers etc.) and these foreign workers all not get vaccinated it may get hard to get enough "herd immunity" via vaccination alone...some "natural immunity" still would need to increase to get to herd immunity...Hospitals in NL (and many other places) are still in crisis mode-ICU beds almost all gone, (occupied), staff exhausted since the crisis in hospitals did start in october...

Most of all the India-variants are a major risk-also for vaccinated people. They may get less ill but still spread the virus. Vaccination may have stopped almost the "milder variants" (vaccine selection proces)..giving room for variants that manage better to evade vaccine (or natural) immunity.

It would be "very welcome" if this pandemic would be over this summer-but it is not realistic...Dr. John Campbell had an interview with Dr. Nair from India-the expectation in India is an increase of cases till may 20-then slow decrease till august...with fears for reinfections due to further mutations/variants and lack of NPI...

-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ show a lot less testing during the weekend...Some "politicians" would use those statistics to claim their policies work...The "good news" is we still did not get over the 1 million new cases per day ! (At least being tested/reported) In general lots of countries see an effect of a combination of NPI, vaccines and natural immunity...but sequencing still is very limited. We may be missing an increase of newer variants...

In my (DJ) view with the reopenings, increase of air travel etc. we may be close-still-to creating wave 4. Those in charge seem unable to understand how this pandemic works-using every opening the virus has to start yet another wave...Do not give variants room...

A mix of bad choices is resulting in measures that do a lot of economic harm while also not doing enough to stop this pandemic. Virusses do not make political compromises...they just want to reproduce in hosts as long as they can...making mistakes in that proces=mutations...only a few of those mutations are harmfull. The problem remains in the high numbers..that is how new variants-with enough "bad" mutations-get a chance...

-Flutrackers (and some other links)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america-aa/south-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914152-brazil-health-regulator-rejects-russia-s-sputnik-vaccine-presence-of-the-adenovirus-that-could-reproduce?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/south-america-aa/south-america-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914152-brazil-health-regulator-rejects-russia-s-sputnik-vaccine-presence-of-the-adenovirus-that-could-reproduce?view=stream ; (latest activity) Combatting malign influences in the Americas: OGA used diplomatic relations in the Americas region to mitigate efforts by states, including Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia, who are working to increase their influence in the region to the detriment of US safety and security. OGA coordinated with other U.S. government agencies to strengthen diplomatic ties and offer technical and humanitarian assistance to dissuade countries in the region from accepting aid from these ill- intentioned states. Examples include using OGA’s Health Attaché office to persuade Brazil to reject the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, and offering CDC technical assistance in lieu of Panama accepting an offer of Cuban doctors. ...

DJ-Mixing cold war insanity with this pandemic (plus economics-US big pharma making zillions of profit on vaccines, medication via this pandemic) is criminal insane..See also [url]https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/05/bezos-blog-and-nato-lobby-stir-more-anti-chinese-sentiment.html[/url] or https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/05/bezos-blog-and-nato-lobby-stir-more-anti-chinese-sentiment.html DJ-Some in the US keep claiming/blaming China for this pandemic...without any proof-and since they have no proof "China is hiding the proof" ...Dr. John Campbell has a new video about Italian blood samples from september 2019 showing Covid19 antibodies...[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i195K2vYfnY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i195K2vYfnY .

DJ-There may be more credit for the Chinese claim the virus got imported. Deep frozen samples of the virus still are able to spread disease after defrost studies find..."blaming China" is more "politics" then facts..On the adenovirus-vector:A crucial issue was the presence in the vaccine of the adenovirus that could reproduce, a "serious" defect, according to Anvisa's medicines and biological products manager Gustavo Mendes. ...
The ctvnews article does not elaborate on how Anvisa came to this conclusion which seems odd as this is supposed to be a replication incompetent Ad vector. Has anyone seen any evidence that it is not? Millions of doses have now been administered if it was reproducing it should be easy enough to find adenovirus in someone who had been given it.

DJ Using (dead/weakened/foreign-monkey) adeno virus as a means of transport-vector-is an old often used way in vaccines. Now claiming the Russian adeno virus is a risk is "non-sense" , criminal ...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/892756-discussion-thread-vi-covid-19-new-coronavirus?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/892756-discussion-thread-vi-covid-19-new-coronavirus?view=stream latest activity; Like its close relative Covid-19, Sars had many of the necessary qualities for world domination – it was an RNA virus, meaning it was able to evolve rapidly, and it was spread through droplets expelled when breathing, which are hard to avoid. At the time, many experts were concerned that the virus could cause devastation on the same level as the HIV crisis, or even the 1918 flu pandemic, which infected a third of the world’s population and killed 50 million.

Instead, Sars disappeared as abruptly as it arrived.
...
Unfortunately this situation is extremely unusual. Other than Sars, only two other viruses have ever been driven to extinction on purpose – smallpox and rinderpest, which affects cattle. “It’s not trivial. It’s really very difficult when you have a virus that’s well adapted,” says Stanley Perlman, a microbiologist at the University of Iowa.
...
“Sars went away because there's no other obvious host,” says Perlman. Sars is thought to have made the leap to humans via a palm civet, a tree-dwelling jungle mammal that’s considered a delicacy in China. Perlman points out that the virus couldn’t just retreat back to this species, because they aren’t commonly infected – the individual animal that gave it to a human was probably one of very few which were infected, and may have caught it directly from a bat.

The same cannot be said for Covid-19... “With Covid-19, the reservoir is now us,” says Perlman. In fact, it’s become so much of a human virus that scientists have begun to wonder if it will spread the other way around – from humans to wildlife, in a kind of “reverse spillover”, if you will. This would make it even harder to stamp out.

This brings us to another possible scenario, which involves viruses that exist continuously in people. While they may well be with our species forever, it turns out individual lineages of virus vanish remarkably regularly.

DJ-Till 1900 infectious diseases were a main cause of death for many...Sewage, clean water, better housing, food, education, healthcare made a difference. DJ-Let me make that political-more government interventions made the difference...Neo-liberal extremism is resulting in increased poverty-with an increase of infectious diseases, pandemics as the outcome...Blind capitalism kills ! We have had a balance between "market" and "government" in many places in the 20th century...that balance is gone...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914515-malaysia-finds-first-case-of-indian-variant[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914515-malaysia-finds-first-case-of-indian-variant ;Malaysia has detected its first case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first identified in India, Health Minister Adham Baba said on Sunday, days after imposing a ban on flights from India.

The variant, named B.1.617, was detected in an Indian national screened at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he said.

DJ-South Asia is seeing an increase of cases. Often sequencing/testing is not good. But Vietnam is testing 5% of the samples, the US just 1%...(Dr.J.C.)..In India Maharashtra/Mumbai is a center for India variants, New Delhi more the UK variant...but the Phillipines P3 variant may be spread via the Indian Ocean to the SE Asia region...A mix of variants will result in newer variants...

The Indonesian vaccination strategy-vaccinating the most social active persons-most likely to spread the virus-can show to be a wise decission. 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/immunity-aa/914502-life-basel-previous-humoral-immunity-to-the-endemic-seasonal-alphacoronaviruses-nl63-and-229e-is-associated-with-worse-clinical-outcome-in-covid-19-and-suggests-original-antigenic-sin[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/immunity-aa/914502-life-basel-previous-humoral-immunity-to-the-endemic-seasonal-alphacoronaviruses-nl63-and-229e-is-associated-with-worse-clinical-outcome-in-covid-19-and-suggests-original-antigenic-sinAntibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS CoV-2) infection has been hypothesized. However, to date, there has been no in vitro or in vivo evidence supporting this. Cross-reactivity exists between SARS CoV-2 and other Coronaviridae for both cellular and humoral immunity. We show here that IgG against nucleocapsid protein of alphacoronavirus NL63 and 229E correlate with the World Health Organization's (WHO) clinical severity score ? 5 (incidence rate ratios was 1.87 and 1.80, respectively, and 1.94 for the combination). These laboratory findings suggest possible ADE of SARS CoV-2 infection by previous alphacoronavirus immunity.

DJ [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibody-dependent_enhancement[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibody-dependent_enhancement :Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), sometimes less precisely called immune enhancement or disease enhancement, is a phenomenon in which binding of a virus to suboptimal antibodies enhances its entry into host cells, followed by its replication.

So earlier infection with other corona (cold) virus may offer a "key" for some of the new variants of Covid19 to evade immunity...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/912761-india-%E2%80%98a-tsunami-of-cases%E2%80%99-desperation-as-covid-second-wave-batters-india-a-complete-massacre-of-data-as-well-as-people?view=stream (latest activity);As The Indian Express reported today, predominantly rural districts in Bihar have seen a nine/ten-fold increase in case count as compared to the count during the peak last year.

DJ-Covid 19 now spreading in rural area's-with even less healthcare...(or testing/reporting-so the gap between reported cases and reality gets even wider...)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/vaccines-aa/914504-vaccines-basel-dissolvable-microneedle-patches-to-enable-increased-access-to-vaccines-against-sars-cov-2-and-future-pandemic-outbreaks[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/vaccines-aa/914504-vaccines-basel-dissolvable-microneedle-patches-to-enable-increased-access-to-vaccines-against-sars-cov-2-and-future-pandemic-outbreaks ;Dissolvable microneedle patches are advantageous for many possible reasons: improved immunogenicity; dose-sparing effects; expected low manufacturing cost; elimination of sharps; reduction of vaccine wastage; no need for reconstitution; simplified supply chain, with reduction of cold chain supply through increased thermostability; ease of use, reducing the need for healthcare providers; and greater acceptability compared to traditional hypodermic injections. When applied to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and future pandemic outbreaks, microneedle patches have great potential to improve vaccination globally and save many lives.

DJ-Micro needle patches are THE way for mass vaccinations...you can send them by mail...people can put on the patches-and so vaccinate themselves...

Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i195K2vYfnY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i195K2vYfnY on Covid19 antibodies in Italian blood samples from early september 2019. Some of the info under the video; Unexpected very early circulation of SARS-CoV-2 among asymptomatic individuals in Italy  First IgM detected 3rd September.  

Infection more widespread than believed Therefore an overestimation of the mortality rate 

Since November to December 2019 Many general practitioners began reporting severe respiratory symptoms in elderly and frail people

Attributed to aggressive forms of seasonal influenza.

France Paris, December 2019 Patient hospitalized for hemoptysis Stored nasopharyngeal swab confirmed the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

DJ-There are different ways of looking at stories of early Covid19 outside China...one way is to claim China did hide info about the outbreak for months...or at least a faillure to detect in time it was a new virus spreading disease being a global risk...

China itself is claiming they may have imported the virus via frozen food. DJ-Nepal UN peacekeepers did get mail from their country that started the [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010s_Haiti_cholera_outbreak[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010s_Haiti_cholera_outbreak ;A separate study published in December in the New England Journal of Medicine presented DNA sequence data for the Haitian cholera isolate, finding that it was most closely related to a cholera strain found in Bangladesh in 2002 and 2008. It was more distantly related to existing South American strains of cholera, the authors reported, adding that "the Haitian epidemic is probably the result of the introduction, through human activity, of a V. cholerae strain from a distant geographic source."[31]

DJ In may not be liked by "the west" that several European countries did find evidence of Covid19 before China started reporting their cases. I believe it was Barcelona sewage samples of march 2019 as being one of the earlier signs...One other idea may be that Covid19 did start at several places around the same time-just like H5/H7 bird flu did spread to humans a few months ago in Russia and Nigeria...proberbly NOT linked...

It would be very welcome if "politics" and "embedded media" would be kept away from research on how this pandemic started and exploded..

WAR

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/i-am-at-the-bugout-location-using-satellite-uplink[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/i-am-at-the-bugout-location-using-satellite-uplink 

DJ-Maybe Hal Turner is overeacting ? Point is after NApoleon, the NAzi's now NAto is moving east. Including Ukraine, Georgia, Azarbaijan in NATO in any form is unacceptable for Russia(ns)...NATO is now privatizing the Afghan war...more or less did get kicked out of Pakistan. De facto Israel, many royal arab dictatorships are "defending democrazy and oil"...via NATO integration without being a NATO member...Due to cooperation with IS, alquaeda and other jihadi extremists, neo-nazi's in Ukraine-and given the support NATO did give to fascist dictators in Portugal, Turkey etc. the right name for NATO is North Atlantic Terrorist Organization...

There are more then enough military that hate the role NATO is playing..it may have been the military that saved us from a nuclear end of the world. There is NO excuse at all for destroying this planet via nuclear war ! (Just as greed is not an excuse for climate change...we can blame politics but we have our own choices and responsibility..)

In this pandemic basicly WE decide how things go...do we realy think flying is a good idea, need a car in the city, need the newest mobile phones...Politicians are humans bound to make mistakes...

Music-Are You Ready ? Barbara Mason [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNHGlowwHF8[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNHGlowwHF8 A 1965 number-I was looking for another number-but there are that many numbers with "Are You ready"...old clip-over 50 years ago...


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Where are we now in this pandemic ? In South Asia, Latin America there is a very serious problem-with high number of people dying from Covid19 variants...In the US, most of Europe, Canada there are-in many regions-decreasing cases-but hospitals are still in a very serious crisis often with ICU at max capacity. 

Since India, Brazil variants are widespread there is a very serious risk of a 4th wave if reopenings go to fast, people ignore restrictions. Sequencing of samples still is "far from perfect" so we may not be able to get a good view on how new variants are spreading. 

Here in NL there is a claim 30% of the people have antibodies=+10% in one month. Young people did get natural immunity via infection. Older people via vaccination. The group now most at risk is the 40-60 y/o. 

Statistics give only a limited insight in where we are in this pandemic...immunity and India-high numbers give an unclear picture...still [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ for monday may 3 relative high numbers-reflecting sunday testing. 

Maybe the top 10 in new cases gives some info-at #1 is India with 355,828 new cases out of a total of 669,689 total global reported cases. So the India number is over 55% of the total global number-but still most likely a very serious underreporting...The US is at #2, Brazil at #3 both also underreporting-less testing on sundays 39k/36K+...#4 is Turkey-with strict lockdown (but not for tourists...) still almost 25k (k=kilo=thousend). Iran, Argentina, Colombia nrs 5,6 and 7...Germany and NL are at nrs 8 and 9...NL (NetherLands) is relative small in population-should not be in a top 10 for new cases...the official story is the over 9000 new reported cases include corrections on earlier numbers that did not make it into the statistics due to "technical problems" DJ-We have "lots of technical problems in reporting positive tests for a small country...) at #10 is Canada-with lots of variants widespread...

In total reported cases from all of this pandemic the US is still at #1 with over 33 million reported cases=almost 10% of the US population ! At #2 but going up high speed is India with over 20 million reported cases-but for over a week daily increases of over 300.000...(and most cases not being tested). Brazil is at #3 with almost 15 million cases being reported...

-Flutrackers

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/902969-alberta-canada-2021-covid-cases?view=stream[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/902969-alberta-canada-2021-covid-cases?view=stream ;Premier Jason Kenney pleaded for Albertans to follow the COVID-19 public health restrictions in place as the province reported 2,012 new cases on Monday, including 1,900 variant infections.

There are now 23,608 active cases of COVID-19 in Alberta – the highest amount of total infections in the province throughout the pandemic.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said the province completed about 15,000 tests Monday, bringing the positivity rate to 13.2 per cent – another pandemic high.

There are now 658 Albertans in hospital, an increase from 648 on Sunday. ICU admissions were at 154 people in the province...

DJ-A look at [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics indicate 77 India B.1.617 variant cases in Canada, and [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics shows the Brazil P1 variant 4538 cases in Canada-alomost 1 in 3 global P1 findings are in Canada...and that is a lot ! The India/Brazil wikipedia statistics (based on science...) give also some insight for other countries;

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914574-it%E2%80%99s-not-just-india-new-virus-waves-deluge-developing-countries-may-3-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914574-it%E2%80%99s-not-just-india-new-virus-waves-deluge-developing-countries-may-3-2021 DJ The article mentions most South Asia countries seeing India variants..(it also mentions extreme increase in percentages that are basicly non-sense...If a country did not report a case in week 1 then reports 2 cases in week 2 "it is an increase of 200%"...)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914571-cidrap-us-sees-covid-19-cases-decline-travel-increase[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914571-cidrap-us-sees-covid-19-cases-decline-travel-increase ;Americans, who have avoided travel for the past 14 months, are once again on the move. The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it screened more than 1.62 million people at US airports yesterday, the most since the beginning of the pandemic,

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracker, 31.8% of Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 44% have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. But daily vaccination administration rates have dropped to 2.42 million per day, down from a high of 3.38 million on Apr 13.
States in the Northeast have the highest proportion of residents vaccinated: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine all have 55% or more of their population with at least one shot. Southern states, including Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, have the lowest vacation rates, with 31% to 33% of the population vaccinated.
The slowdown in daily vaccination rates and the unevenness across the country have led some experts to conclude that the United States will fail to reach herd immunity, achieved only when at least 70% to 80% of the population is immune to the virus.
If herd immunity is not reached, virus variants and susceptible people will still cause the disease to spread at low levels throughout the population. Current polls show 30% of Americans say they will not get vaccinated.

DJ-Poor countries/regions see much less vaccinations-while the population is more at risk for getting Covid19...It is beyond stupid to go back to lots of (international) air travel !!!! In the above statistics the US has over 200 India variant cases-with just 1% of cases sequenced (Vietnam has 5% sequencing !!!) and 3879 P1-Brazil variants...The US is still far from herd immunity, new variants evade at least more immunity (vaccine or natural) so the US is doing all it can to make newer variants again a global problem...YOU NEED NPI !!!! Also from the link :

  • Data from the CDC suggest Walgreens and CVS, the two pharmacy chains that are an integral part of the US COVID-19 vaccination campaign, have wasted more vaccine doses than states, US territories, and federal agencies combined, Kaiser Health News The CDC recorded 182,874 wasted doses as of late March, 60% of them Pfizer.

DJ-  

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914570-nunavut-capital-declares-local-state-of-emergency-as-covid-19-cases-rise[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/canada/canada-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914570-nunavut-capital-declares-local-state-of-emergency-as-covid-19-cases-rise ;Iqaluit reported its first case of COVID-19 on April 14, but the territory’s chief public health officer has said the virus is likely to already have been in the city a week before that.

Dr. Michael Patterson says the variant first identified in the United Kingdom is the only strain of the COVID-19 virus circulating in the territory.

Last week, health officials also confirmed COVID-19 cases in Iqaluit’s jails and medical boarding home.

DJ-In the Arctic vitamin D is a problem, not a lot of healthcare available..

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914564-cidrap-covid-19-scan-covid-vaccines-variants-b1351-variant-clusters-in-us[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914564-cidrap-covid-19-scan-covid-vaccines-variants-b1351-variant-clusters-in-usIn January and February, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) reported a 17-person outbreak in which all four sequenced viruses were related strains of B1351, the variant first identified in South Africa. The cases mark the state's first instance of non-travel–associated B1351, according to the Mortality & Morbidity Weekly Report late last week.
The outbreak consisted of two clusters and resulted in two hospitalizations and one death. According to investigators, the source patient was employed at an organization that had been reported through an anonymous tip line regarding COVID-19 safety concerns as several of the seven employees appeared to be in the workplace despite symptoms. Six of the employees, including the source patient, and five of their close contacts eventually received positive COVID-19 results.
Before the source patient had been diagnosed as having COVID, however, he or she went to an indoor, hours-long social gathering where masks were removed to eat. The six other people at the gathering tested positive for COVID 3 to 13 days after, but none of their close contacts were diagnosed as having the virus. (One of the people at the gathering was MDH's original index case.)
Of the total 17 outbreak patients, 1 had been diagnosed as having COVID 5 months prior, and 2 had received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination 2 weeks before the likely exposure. None said they had contact with anyone connected with international travel. Viruses were sequenced from a close contact of the work cluster and three people from the indoor gathering.
"These first identified linked clusters of B.1.351 infections in the United States with no apparent link to international travel highlight the importance of expanding the scope and volume of genetic surveillance programs to identify variants, completing contact investigations for SARS-CoV-2 infections, and using universal prevention strategies, including vaccination, masking, and physical distancing, to control the spread of variants of concern," write the authors.

DJ-[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.351#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.351#Statistics The US has almost a 1000 of SA variant cases reported...[url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.351#Vaccine_evasion[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.351#Vaccine_evasion 

Vaccinations are not going fast enough. People that did get vaccinated also managed to get infected...the virus-variants are developing towards vaccine resistance...meaning people/hosts are likely to get Covid-variants over and over again without (present) vaccines stopping it...(I am not an expert, hope I am wrong etc...)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/avian-flu-diary/914540-preprint-n440k-variant-of-sars-cov-2-has-higher-infectious-fitness[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/avian-flu-diary/914540-preprint-n440k-variant-of-sars-cov-2-has-higher-infectious-fitness ;From Kerala 2032 samples (from all 14 districts) have been sequenced. The N440K variant that is associated with immune escape has been found in 123 samples from 11 districts. This variant was earlier found in 33% of samples from Andhra Pradesh, and in 53 of 104 samples from Telangana. This variant has also been reported from 16 other countries including UK, Denmark, Singapore, Japan and Australia. As of now these can be at best said to be variant under investigation.

DJ-It is unclear what role several variants/mutations play in the several regions in India. Sequencing is almost not there..."immune escape" linked to N440K mutations indicate reinfections are people still getting ill after vaccination (if they only had mild/no symptoms they would not see testing at all in India-testing is far overstretched..)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/africa/h5n1-tracking-aa/mali/912859-mali-outbreaks-of-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5n1-in-backyard-birds-and-farms-oie-april-15-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/africa/h5n1-tracking-aa/mali/912859-mali-outbreaks-of-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5n1-in-backyard-birds-and-farms-oie-april-15-2021 DJ-Just as a reminder H5/H7 bird flu jumping all over the globe...Canada reported rare swine-flu H1N1/H1N2 cases in humans...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914581-four-fully-vaccinated-people-with-underlying-high-risk-health-conditions-have-died-of-covid-19-in-dallas-county[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914581-four-fully-vaccinated-people-with-underlying-high-risk-health-conditions-have-died-of-covid-19-in-dallas-county ; Four Fully Vaccinated People With Underlying High-Risk Health Conditions Have Died of COVID-19 In Dallas County The four vaccine breakthrough deaths all had underlying high-risk health conditions

DJ 1.Vaccinations offer over 90% protection against the old variants-2.In the US newer variants are very widespread and most likely increasing. 3.These new variants are much more likely to evade vaccinations 4. The US is reopening because less then 50% of the US population did get vaccinated...very unwise...

-Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIIylMJV7wQ[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIIylMJV7wQ 

Some of the info from under the video; Nevada, 7 cases of India variant, B.1.617 Washoe County residents, did not appear to have travelled Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, B.1.617 not listed as VOI or VOC 

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Cambodia Population, 15 million Worst outbreak so far All linked to B.1.1.7

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Longitudinal analysis shows durable and broad immune memory after SARS-CoV-2 infection with persisting antibody responses and memory B and T cells

DJ-I think comparing the 2003 SARS-1 outbreak-very limited with the present SARS-2 may give a false picture. We now are dealing with over a billion cases, millions of infections in non human hosts-most undetected. Lots of variants...Both SARS-1 and MERS never got this extreme...Countries like Brazil, India report reinfections and vaccine evasion...those reports are not reports on incidents but may reflect a growing problem ! Vaccines may help to limit damage-for now, if you are "lucky" but NPI is the only way out...

Another point I disagree with the Doctor-and he is the expert !-I am not !-is the China link. If China claims they imported the virus in deep frozen food products it at least is worth looking at...[url]https://www.dailysabah.com/world/europe/covid-19-sample-from-months-before-1st-outbreak-in-wuhan-found-in-barcelona-wastewater[/url] or https://www.dailysabah.com/world/europe/covid-19-sample-from-months-before-1st-outbreak-in-wuhan-found-in-barcelona-wastewater  In a sample of Barcelona Catalunya/Spain wastewater from march 12-2019 there were traces of Covid19-virus. 

It may be this pandemic did NOT start in China or Asia ! "Political "reasons blaming China may stand in the way of finding out what happened where when...

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-Statistics can be a way to get some perspective on where this pandemic is going. [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table today is showing a global decrease for the last week of 3%. India is a major larger country showing an increase- here it is 12%. Brazil now showing an increase of 5%. Even Russia now showing a decrease of -0,8%...In smaller countries Nepal did see an increase of 112%-a doubling of cases from 20,000 to over 43,000 in one week-on a population of just under 30 million. Most likely related to India variants in Nepal. Japan did see an increase of 8%...with the Olympics coming..Malaysia +17%, Ecuador +12%, Costa Rica +32%...

The variants-statistics do not get updated every day. India variant [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics Brazil P1 [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_P.1#Statistics and South Africa variant [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.351#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.351#Statistics The statistics already show these variants to be widespread...with most cases not being sequenced-we basicly have no radar to detect enough of new developments...

The India numbers may be over testing capacity...what is the point of testing when all hospitals are out of beds...In Africa testing itself is a major problem-resulting in low numbers that mean not much...

There is every reason to be carefull-stop spreading variants...but we are not. Most hospitals are in crisis worldwide..with an increase of younger patients. The older age group did get vaccinated/protected...but very likely variants can do more damage in younger people...Another major question is how good/long vaccinations offer protection. The UK, Israel may provide good info...The US does not have enough people vaccinated-and is not likely to get there...so how will a mix of limited vaccine/natural immunity, very limited NPI restrictions work out with increase of variants..

Flutrackers (just a small selection...) 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914672-group-presses-new-mexico-to-reconsider-student-mask-wearing-policy-especially-athletes-after-student-runner-passes-out-couldn-t-stand-for-over-half-an-hour[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/united-states-ab/united-states-covid-19-sars-cov-2-september-13-2020-may-31-2021/914672-group-presses-new-mexico-to-reconsider-student-mask-wearing-policy-especially-athletes-after-student-runner-passes-out-couldn-t-stand-for-over-half-an-hour DJ-Maybe not run ? 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-emerging-diseases-and-other-health-threats/914666-6-more-%E2%80%98mysterious%E2%80%99-fatalities-in-rohtak-village-after-22-in-7-days[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-emerging-diseases-and-other-health-threats/914666-6-more-%E2%80%98mysterious%E2%80%99-fatalities-in-rohtak-village-after-22-in-7-days and [url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-emerging-diseases-and-other-health-threats/914667-new-disease-after-mysterious-deaths-in-nashik-5-people-died-after-chest-pain[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-emerging-diseases-and-other-health-threats/914667-new-disease-after-mysterious-deaths-in-nashik-5-people-died-after-chest-pain DJ-Is India seeing another form of Covid infection showing up ? There are stories from a.o. Iran, Israel of hearthfaillure due to Covidinfection...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914660-cidrap-biden-s-new-covid-19-goal-70-vaccinated-by-july-4[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914660-cidrap-biden-s-new-covid-19-goal-70-vaccinated-by-july-4 DJ-Many questions-not only for the US; 1-Should vaccinations be mandatory ? DJ-NO ! I myself hate to see a need to get a vaccine ! I rather see governments stop spreading the virus via travel restrictions, do more to improve learning, working from home...but they keep failing here. I choose to get vaccinated to be at least somewhat better protected for the time being...2-Children 12+ not old enough for voting but do they get a chance to make their own choice ? Do parents make that choice ? 3-Vaccination passport apps...I do not want a "smartphone" by connecting vaccination with "smart phones" governments still are able to follow the vaccinated people when they use the passport...the "micro-chip vaccine nonsense " getting real via a vaccine passport...4-In the UK they are preparing for vaccination #3 this autumn/fall...vaccination #4 in 2022? Do vaccinations ever stop ? Is there an exit strategy ? 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/middle-east-aa/middle-east-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914637-uae-scientists-inject-immune-camels-with-covid-19-in-search-of-clues-to-beat-the-pandemic[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/middle-east-aa/middle-east-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914637-uae-scientists-inject-immune-camels-with-covid-19-in-search-of-clues-to-beat-the-pandemic ;A group of scientists from the United Arab Emirates have injected camels with dead samples of Covid-19, hoping that the antibodies produced by the animals – which are immune to the virus – can someday be used to cure humans. The head of the UAE’s Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Dr. Ulrich Wernery, and his team have chosen dromedaries or one-humped camels for their experiments because they’re known to be immune to Covid-19 and its predecessor, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Unlike humans and some other animals, they simply lack a virus receptor, which the disease uses as a gateway into cells.

“MERS-CoV, [camels] can harbor but they don’t get sick. With Covid-19, the virus cannot attach to the camels’ mucosa cells of the respiratory tract as the receptor is absent or dull,” Wernery told Al Arabiya. “This makes it all very interesting. Besides humans, minks and cats – small and big, such as such tigers and lions – can get Covid-19 and can transmit the virus to other cats and to humans and vice versa. But not camels.”...

DJ-Interesting...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914618-trends-microbiol-bacterial-coinfections-in-coronavirus-disease-2019[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914618-trends-microbiol-bacterial-coinfections-in-coronavirus-disease-2019 ;The aim of this review was to identify the frequency and microbial etiologies of bacterial coinfections that are present upon admission to the hospital and that occur during hospitalization for COVID-19. We found that bacterial coinfections were present in <4% of patients upon admission and the yield of routine diagnostic tests for pneumonia was low. When bacterial coinfections did occur, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae were the most common pathogens and atypical bacteria were rare. Although uncommon upon admission, bacterial infections frequently occurred in patients with prolonged hospitalization, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp., and S. aureus were common pathogens. Antibacterial therapy and diagnostic testing for bacterial infections are unnecessary upon admission in most patients hospitalized with COVID-19, but clinicians should be vigilant for nosocomial bacterial infections.

DJ Hospital hygiene=essential (but that is not new...) 

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914609-eneurologicalsci-stroke-in-a-child-with-sars-cov-2-infection-a-case-report[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914609-eneurologicalsci-stroke-in-a-child-with-sars-cov-2-infection-a-case-report ;Some patients with COVID-19 show widely neurological manifestations including stroke. We report a child who was hospitalized due to seizures and was later diagnosed with COVID-19. Acute infarction was seen in the right putamen, globus pallidus, and the posterior part of the insula. A small focal dilatation within M1 segment of the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) was also observed. According to the present case report, COVID-19 infection may contribute to the occurrence and development of ischemic stroke.

DJ-Corona infections can cause inflamation all over the body-basicly in all age groups...

-Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw6zqt-s2Ck[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw6zqt-s2Ck India increasing cases...some info from under the video....

Peak cases, 15th to 20th May Peak deaths, early June High level of cases until August Vaccine rollout All over 18s eligible 150 million doses given Fully vaccinated, 2%

Harishchandra and Manikarnika ghats, funeral pyres have been burning non-stop for past month Normally, 80 – 90 per day Now, 300 – 400 per day Spread to villages

private hospitals ask for a deposit of 200,000 rupees (£1,953; $2,705) to 500,000 rupees even before they look at a patient We have nowhere to go

If you tested everyone in my village of 2,700 people, at least half would be positive. So many people have cough, fever, pain in the lower back, weakness, loss of taste and smell gasping for breath Deaths in Aidhe not making it onto the official database 

DJ Very likely countries like Brazil, India, also Africa have run out of testing capacity...so the reported numbers may have a "limited link with reality"...

In general-if there are a lot of (wild)fires you do not ask people to wear heat protective, fire resistant clothing-you put the fire out...In a pandemic you try to stop the virus/variants...NOT ask people to get protection and let the virus spread...From the start of this pandemic I do not understand "herd immunity strategy" and going for Big Pharma costly "solutions" when there are more effective, cheaper alternatives...stopping the virus ! 

Music; The Zombies-She's Not There [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2hXBf1DakE[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2hXBf1DakE 1965-Santana had a hit with it later on...


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You mentioned Nepal:

Recently an acquaintance from Nepal commented that Nepal has an open boarder with India, so they expect to be badly hit with this wave of the outbreak. 

If India has reached this limits of its testing, then Nepal might be a proxy for what is going on in the country to its self.   [So far the pro-capita rates for the two countries don't seem to be too out of line]

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Variants are spreading all over the place-India variant in south Asia-Nepal, Sri Lanka. Brazil variant in Latin America...[url]https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/focus/20210504-covid-19-south-african-variant-takes-devastating-toll-on-madagascar[/url] or https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/focus/20210504-covid-19-south-african-variant-takes-devastating-toll-on-madagascar with the UK variant also still widespread and the [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2#Lineage_P.3[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2#Lineage_P.3 from the Phillipines almost "off the radar"... On 30 April 2021, Malaysia detected 8 cases of P.3 variant in Sarawak.[137]But it must be in Indonesia as well...

DJ It is pretty hard to get a realistic picture on where we are-Dr. John Campbell also noticing increase of cases. in some regions..But one of many problems is for instance age-groups. In countries that do not have many 70+ y/o that group was not hit hard in real numbers...because they were already dead due to other causes..Only rich countries have a large population of 70y/o+. The virus/variants now are-worldwide-hitting (much) younger age groups. Also not all infections give lung problems...hearth, brain may also be effected...

There are lots of new variants but most of them-for now-stay regional because the main new variants are more infectious...for now. 

I think one of the biggest risks is this pandemic getting "under the radar" with limited testing (not very usefull if hospitals are full) and not enough sequencing. Opening up for tourism is repeating steps with very bad outcomes...

Every day we may be getting closer to resistent forms of Covid19 able to reinfect hosts over and over again...The vaccination strategy is good for "damage control" but has the risk of variant selection; stopping only milder variants...Again the only way out-in my (DJ) opinion is stopping virusspread and with that creation of new variants...and we are NOT doing that...

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Is is the vaccine or a new variant?  But it shows the continuing need for NPI (as the main person on this thread keeps stressing).

Seychelles: "A third of the active cases involved people who had had two vaccine doses, "  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56992121

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I don't imgine anyone knowing the answer to that yet, but I would give you very short odds it is a new variant of the virus.

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The Seychelles [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles are not that far from [url]https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/focus/20210504-covid-19-south-african-variant-takes-devastating-toll-on-madagascar[/url] or https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/focus/20210504-covid-19-south-african-variant-takes-devastating-toll-on-madagascar . It is quite likely the SA variant is spreading there. [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.351#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.351#Statistics is not showing it in its list...also not in the India variant list [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lineage_B.1.617#Statistics 

Of course the idea being promoted is vaccines/summer will save us/the economy...If new forms of new variants even further evade vaccine immunization the vaccine-summer strategy is wrong. It is very welcome the US is willing to lift patent rights so more vaccines can be produced...both the Pfizer and Moderna US vaccines are very expensive...production of vaccines is not an easy job...(high skilled workers, high tech, the right ingredients...)

Why I Still Count On New Strategy Of Now=W.I.S.C.O.N.S.O.N.   "the shore is stopping the ship" 

DJ-The numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ indicate India did increase testing capacity-resulting in 412,618 positive tests...but most cases very likely not being tested...Brazil over 75,000 new cases reported at #3 for new cases still the US with over 46,000 new cases and a large group of the population not willing to accept vaccines...Here in NL two groups jump out in not being vaccinated; poor urban area's (thanks to our conservative government growing fast) and orthodox religion area's. In the press they did not mention it-in poor urban area's there are a lot of orthodox muslim and christian groups...but we also have a [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_Belt_(Netherlands)[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_Belt_(Netherlands) . 

The [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/weekly-trends/#weekly_table shows a global decrease of tested/reported cases of 4%. Problem with that is a lot of cases are not tested therefor not reported...It is very likely some new variants may evade testing. In this list India still +11%, Brazil +3% both serious undercounts...Nepal showing an 105% increase, Sri Lanka +82%., Cambodia +30%..Japan +9%, Malaysia +15% The P1 variants causing problems in Ecuador +4%,Honduras +26%, Costa Rica +23%, Bolivia +20%...Alarming is an increase in South Africa of 15% is the SA variant developing into a new form ? In the Middle East Bahrain +16%, Egypt +11%...

In Europe Denmark +16%, Slovenia +23%, Ireland +2%, Estonia +4%...The Seychelles show up in this list with an increase of 108% in real numbers last week 440 cases, this week 917 cases on a population of 98,860-so almost 1% of the population testing positive in the last 7 days...Vietnam showing an increase of 166%-in real numbers 59 to 157 on a population of 98 million. Just like some other SE Asia countries they had this outbreak under control so far...

Flutrackers;

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/914732-covid-19-variant-1-6-series-originally-found-in-india[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/914732-covid-19-variant-1-6-series-originally-found-in-india ; Confirming the enhanced power of the virus, District COVID Special Officer and Principal of Andhra Medical College P.V. Sudhakar said,“We have observed that the new variant has shorter incubation period and the progress of the disease is much rapid. In the earlier cases, a patient affected with the virus would take at least a week to reach the hypoxia or dyspnea stage. But in the present context, patients are reaching the serious condition stage within three orfour days. And that is why there is heavy pressure on beds with oxygen orICU beds,” he said. Experts also point out that unlike during the first wave, a shorter exposure is enough to acquire the virus, which enables an infected person to infect fourto five persons, within a shorter contact span. “Most essentially, none is spared, as we have observed that it is affecting the younger population in a big way, including those who are fitness freaks and have high immunity levels. It is also observed that cytokine storm is occurring faster, and some are responding to treatment and some are not,” said Dr. Sudhakar.

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On May 3, Indian-American infectious disease expert Rajendra Kapila (Rajendra Kapila) died after contracting the new crown virus in India. Since he had completed two injections of Pfizer's new coronavirus vaccine before going to India, the incident has attracted attention from the outside world.


According to a report on the website of the Hindustan Times on May 4, Dr. Kapila returned to India from the United States with his wife, Doctor of Microbiology, Deepti Saxena-Kapila at the end of March. Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh in order to take care of his elderly father-in-law.

He was supposed to fly back to the United States in the second week of April, but contracted the new crown virus and was admitted to the Shanti Mukund Hospital in Delhi, where he died soon afterwards.

Mrs. Capilla confirmed that Capilla had completed two injections of Pfizer’s new crown vaccine before departure.

She told the Hindustan Times: "For the past year, we have been working in a new coronavirus laboratory in New Jersey. We can ensure a safe and uninfected environment at home, but the irony is that we have just arrived in India for two weeks. , My husband passed away here."

DJ-The situation in India is very bad, vaccines not offering enough protection also here is alarming...but should not be unexpected. STS Stop The Spread

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914745-singapore-community-transmission-of-b-1-617-variant-detected[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914745-singapore-community-transmission-of-b-1-617-variant-detected ;More concerning than the spread of these cases is the fact that they have been linked to overseas arrivals who have tested positive even after completing a mandatory two-week quarantine, suggesting the presence of COVID-19 strains with longer incubation periods. Among these were a Vietnamese man returning from Japan and a group of Chinese nationals.

According to Vietnamese media reports, the most recent case involved an Indian national who tested positive for an infectious new strain of the coronavirus after arriving in the country and completing a two-week quarantine in the northern city of Hai Phong, during which time he tested negative twice.

The government has responded by ordering that those currently in 14-day quarantine must remain in isolation after their period of confinement ends. The government has also announced that the mandatory quarantine period will be extended by a length to be determined in the coming days.

Two things come to mind here: Test which no longer work due to a new variant -OR- a longer incubation period due to a new variant. Both are bad

DJ-STS The India variant is already all over the place, may evade testing, be more infectious, evade vaccine/natural immunity...do we need "evidence" for every case or country to wake up ? This is a downward spiral towards resistent variants infecting hosts over and over again...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914754-vietnam-three-covid-19-community-transmissions-carry-indian-double-mutant-strain[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/asia-ad/asia-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914754-vietnam-three-covid-19-community-transmissions-carry-indian-double-mutant-strain ;Three Covid-19 patients in northern Vietnam have been infected with an Indian mutant of the novel coronavirus, marking the nation's first community transmissions with this strain.

The patients in Vinh Phuc Province contracted the virus from a group of Chinese experts over the weekend. The virus has been identified as the B.1.167 variant, a "double mutant" strain.

This marks the second time that the B.1.167 strain has been found in Vietnam but the first among community transmissions.

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The three patients in Vinh Phuc with the Indian virus strain are among six female staff of a bar who contracted the virus after coming into close contact with five Chinese male experts.

The experts had arrived in Vietnam early April and had also been quarantined at the Nhu Nguyet 2 hotel from April 9-23, during which time they tested negative thrice.

After completing their quarantine, the men began working at the Trung Bac A Company in the province and continued to have their health monitored for 14 days at another hotel by local medical staff.

However, the experts left their hotel and visited many localities in northern Vietnam from April 23 to 25. On April 28, they returned to China through the Huu Nghi border gate in Lang Son Province. Four of them have since been confirmed positive for the virus by Chinese authorities.

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More concerning than the spread of these cases is the fact that they have been linked to overseas arrivals who have tested positive even after completing a mandatory two-week quarantine, suggesting the presence of COVID-19 strains with longer incubation periods. Among these were a Vietnamese man returning from Japan and a group of Chinese nationals.

According to Vietnamese media reports, the most recent case involved an Indian national who tested positive for an infectious new strain of the coronavirus after arriving in the country and completing a two-week quarantine in the northern city of Hai Phong, during which time he tested negative twice.

DJ.....Testing negative for the virus several times then spread the virus 2 weeks after arrival...When will the EU/US go for 3 week quarantine ? When will international travel stop ? Stop The Spread !!!!

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914766-cidrap-us-backs-waiving-covid-vaccine-property-rights[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914766-cidrap-us-backs-waiving-covid-vaccine-property-rights DJ-A bit late for that...again vaccines are for damage control but you have to stop the spread of the virus/variants...There is little point in mass vaccinations if you still keep large scale spreading of virus-variants that are developing towards vaccine escape/evation...is there a basic strategy ? Also from the link: CDC identifies variants from California, New York City

Today the CDC described in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report the emergence of two variants of COVID-19 that originated in the United States, one from New York, and two from California. The data shows the importance of genomic sequencing, and provides evidence of how quickly the variants can circulate in a population.
In Colorado, state public health officials have tracked the emergence of two variants—B.1.427/B.1.429, a lineage first identified in California—from 3% to 4% of sequenced viruses in late January to 20% to 22% in early March.
Ninety-one percent of the Colorado cases with that lineage were symptomatic, and 8 deaths have been associated with that variant in Colorado.
In New York City, variant B.1.526 emerged as a variant of interest in November of 2020. Though the possibility of that strain causing reinfections first alarmed health officials, preliminary evidence suggests that the variant does not lead to more severe disease or increased risk for infection after vaccination.
"By April 5, the B.1.526 variant accounted for 40% of all viruses sequenced by two major laboratories from a relatively representative sample of NYC COVID-19 cases," the authors wrote. "Although the proportional increase in B.1.526 infections suggests that this variant might be more transmissible than other SARS-CoV-2 variants, the secondary attack rate was not higher."

DJ...of course "reinfection is not a problem because it only brings mild disease"....    The point with reinfection is evading immunity...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914763-cidrap-red-cross-sounds-alarm-over-nepal-s-covid-19-crisis[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914763-cidrap-red-cross-sounds-alarm-over-nepal-s-covid-19-crisis ; "Nepal is recording 57 times more cases than this time last month," IFRC said, adding that the country's test positivity rate was 44% last weekend, a sign that thousands of infections are undiagnosed and prompting fears of mass deaths if virus spread isn't stopped.

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Modeling projections from epidemiologists at the Indian Institute of Science suggest that India could have more than 403,000 deaths and more than 50 million cases by Jun 11, according to CNN. If cases continue at that pace, India's case total, but not deaths, could pass the United States' numbers.
India is seeing fewer B117 variant cases but more caused by the local variant, B1617, the head of the country's National Centre for Disease Control told Reuters.
Goa state, a popular tourist destination on the country's western coast, has one of India's highest test positivity rates, with one in two people testing positive for COVID in recent weeks, government officials told Reuters.

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  • The Seychelles health ministry is reporting a worrying rise in cases, though more than 60% of its population has been vaccinated, according to the BBC, which said a third of the recent cases involved people who had received two vaccine doses. In January, the country began using doses of China's Sinopharm vaccine, donated by the United Arab Emirates.

DJ-I think we may not have the capacity to stop this crisis, maybe contain it...Of course sending oxygen, PPE, medication etc is good. But be realistic...All efforts should be in limiting the spread...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914762-cidrap-stewardship-resistance-scan-world-hand-hygiene-day-bacterial-fungal-coinfections-in-covid-patients[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914762-cidrap-stewardship-resistance-scan-world-hand-hygiene-day-bacterial-fungal-coinfections-in-covid-patients ;A study of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New York during the first wave of the pandemic found that 17% had bacterial or fungal coinfections, and that antibiotic-resistant bacteria were increasingly isolated from patients with prolonged hospital stays, researchers reported today in Open Forum Infectious Diseases.
In the study, researchers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center examined data on COVID-19 patients who were hospitalized for more than 24 hours from Mar 2, 2020, through May 21, 2020, including culture and susceptibility results from all body sources. Microbiologically confirmed bacterial and fungal pathogens from clinical cultures were evaluated to characterize community- and healthcare-associated infections and describe temporal changes in predominant organisms and antibiotic resistance.
Of the 3,028 COVID-19 patients admitted during the study period, 516 (17%) had positive cultures. Community-associated infections (identified within 72 hours of admission) were identified in 183 patients (6%), and healthcare-associated infections were identified in 350 patients (12%), with the median onset of hospital infection on day 16.

DJ-Bacterial and fungal) co-infections are a growing problem...since hospitals have been at max. capacity often since october 2020 keeping them clean may be a problem...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/914751-covid-19-new-intranasal-vaccines[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/914751-covid-19-new-intranasal-vaccines ;"In order to be effective, a coronavirus vaccine must provide protection at the site where the virus enters the body, namely the respiratory tract. Neutralizing antibodies present in the blood only contribute partially to protection. The lentiviral vector is now emerging as a promising vaccine candidate for intranasal administration to induce mucosal immunity with an almost sterilizing effect in two highly sensitive preclinical animal models."

DJ-The picture I am getting is that present vaccines may become less effective against some newer variants. Nasal sprays could increase effectivity and have even less risks, easy to use...in mass vaccination (in combination with STS/NPI)

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/avian-flu-diary/914741-cdc-update-on-sars-cov-2-variant-classifications-and-definitions-adds-5-covid-19-vois-to-list-4-are-1-617-series-originating-in-india-may-5-2021[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/internet-communication/avian-flu-diary/914741-cdc-update-on-sars-cov-2-variant-classifications-and-definitions-adds-5-covid-19-vois-to-list-4-are-1-617-series-originating-in-india-may-5-2021 ;Today the CDC has updated their list, adding five more variants to their VOI list (B.1.526.1, B.1.617, B.1.617.1, B.1.617.2, B.1.617.3). Notably, 4 of the 5 new variants are all related to the Indian Variant (B.1.617) that has caused so much concern over the past few weeks.

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Despite the dire reports from India in recent weeks, it isn't clear how much of their crisis is due to any enhanced traits of the B.1.617 variant, and so - for now, at least - the UK and the United States have not listed them as VOCs.


We should be getting new bi-weekly surveillance numbers from the CDC in the next week or so, and we may begin to see some or all of these new variants included in that report as well.

DJ-It is good "the west" is starting to take the India-variants more serious...part 2 under this post...

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hmmmm part 2 is gone....

DJ I notice the alert level has gone to 5 from 6-I think that is to early...

Flutrackers;

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/901004-ivermectin-a-useful-treatment-for-covid-19-coronavirus-some-discussion-and-studies[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/the-pandemic-discussion-forum/901004-ivermectin-a-useful-treatment-for-covid-19-coronavirus-some-discussion-and-studies ;latest activity After a short but tense legal battle, Edward-Elmhurst Hospital has agreed to allow an outside doctor to administer ivermectin to one of its COVID-19 patients.
ELMHURST - After a short but tense legal battle, Edward-Elmhurst Hospital has agreed to allow an outside doctor to administer ivermectin to one of its COVID-19 patients.

"She looks calm, relaxed, she looks comfortable, so this is all I can tell right now," said Desi Fype, who has been fighting for her mother, 68-year-old Nurije Fype, to receive ivermectin -- an anti-parasitic drug which has not been FDA-approved to treat COVID.

Since Nurije was placed on a ventilator April 28th, and with her condition not improving, Desi has been fighting for Edward-Elmhurst Hospital to allow the drug to be used.

"At the point of me having nothing else to lose, and seeing that no other treatment in the hospital was making her any better, I wanted to try something different. Why not try to save her life instead of seeing her decline?" Desi said.

While ivermectin isn't FDA-approved, some doctors say it's proved to be effective against COVID. Despite a judge's orders, the hospital had been refusing to administer the drug until Monday night, when it agreed to let an outside doctor give Nurije her first dose....

DJ-The discussion will go on-Ivermectin is cheap and stopped by testing demands...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914717-ann-clin-lab-sci-covid-19-cardiac-injury-an-important-cause-of-covid-19-related-morbidity-and-mortality[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/welcome-to-the-scientific-library/pathological-findings/914717-ann-clin-lab-sci-covid-19-cardiac-injury-an-important-cause-of-covid-19-related-morbidity-and-mortality DJ-Most often covid19 infections damage the lungs but also other organs will get a severe beating-in part could explain long covid...

Other sources;

[url]https://www.france24.com/en/video/20210506-a-decade-to-vaccinate-hesitancy-slows-africa-s-covid-19-inoculation-drive[/url] or https://www.france24.com/en/video/20210506-a-decade-to-vaccinate-hesitancy-slows-africa-s-covid-19-inoculation-drive DJ Africa has seen a lot of experiments on humans so hesitancy is logical...

[url]https://www.dw.com/en/covid-in-india-further-waves-inevitable-top-scientist-warns/a-57441921[/url] or https://www.dw.com/en/covid-in-india-further-waves-inevitable-top-scientist-warns/a-57441921 ;

India's top scientific adviser has warned that the country would inevitably face further waves of the coronavirus, as India struggled with record deaths and daily infections. 

The country reported 3,980 deaths related to COVID-19 and at least 412,262 new infections on Thursday.

The government's principal scientific adviser said that even when the numbers subside, the country should be ready for a third wave of the pandemic.

"Phase 3 is inevitable, given the high levels of circulating virus," K. Vijay Raghavan said during a news briefing. "But it is not clear on what timescale this phase 3 will occur... We should prepare for new waves."

He also touted the efficacy of vaccines against new mutations like the UK variant and the B.1.617 variant but warned that surveillance and vaccine updates were needed as the virus mutates.

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As the government faces increased criticism for its handling of the pandemic, opposition parties have called for a stricter nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.

Despite calls for harsher restrictions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown reluctance in declaring a nationwide lockdown over possible repercussions on the flailing economy. However, several states have continued to impose strict lockdowns as the latest wave of the virus brings the country's health care infrastructure to its knees.

According to the World Health Organization, India accounted for nearly half of the recorded COVID-19 cases across the world this past week. Medical experts believe that a large number of unidentified cases is also probable.

DJ-False conflict between economy and healthcare...false optimism based on a decrease in cases and then mass meetings...

-Dr. John Campbell [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4koWZL_zUPU[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4koWZL_zUPU India variants increasing in the UK-some of the info from under the video;

Half of new cases in India

G7 address global vaccines, the global roll out of vaccines will be key in defeating the pandemic

March 27th 0.2% of samples sequenced in England were B.1.617 April 10th 1.7% Hotspots in London (Harrow, Hounslow), Leicester, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bradford

A new variant that can escape the current vaccines is the greatest risk of a third wave we expect the existing vaccines to offer protection against new variants particularly preventing serious illness and death

India Stops vaccine exports About half of COVAX supplies Bad news for Afghanistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Africa

Bangladesh Country locked down since April 14th Positivity rate, 8.9% India variant threat Not yet identified

US Uptake rate slower

DJ-There is lots of news of variants evading vaccines. The mutations found indicate vaccines may decrease effectivity. Do we have to wait for the evidence that variants are stopped better by some vaccines, less by others ? Or can we-finally-get pro-active ??? 

We keep repeating the same mistakes but ending up deeper in the swamp ! Again-new variants could become resistent against vaccines, natural immunity-able to keep reinfecting hosts over and over again ! We are going in that direction now !

Dr.J.C. is the expert I (DJ) am NOT !!! I hope to be wrong ! But I do not believe vaccines will get us out of this pandemic. The present vaccine strategy has a serious risk of variant-selection; stopping the milder variants to give the more dangerous ones more room. 

Dr.J.C. has another video [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh_3JrODNxY[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh_3JrODNxY discussing Covid19 with two other doctors...

WAR

[url]https://www.dw.com/en/eu-china-investment-deal-put-on-ice-over-sanctions/a-57427703[/url] or https://www.dw.com/en/eu-china-investment-deal-put-on-ice-over-sanctions/a-57427703 

[url]https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/france-negotiating-new-rafale-fighter-jets-for-ukraine-to-fight-russia[/url] or https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/france-negotiating-new-rafale-fighter-jets-for-ukraine-to-fight-russia 

DJ I was hoping the EU had "a plan" but maybe I was to optimistic...Germany trying to increase Asia trade (Northstream, railway link to China) while France is trying to sell its fighter jets to Ukraine..."good cop, bad cop" idea ? [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_cop/bad_cop[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_cop/bad_cop 

"We" in the EU do not need to be "friends at all costs" with other big countries. Maybe the EU is positioning itself ? Macron-France did try to get more grip on the Mediterranean...Germany/Merkel steps down in september-with increasing uncertainty who would be the next German leader...two candidates; the PM of NRW-largest German memberstate or a woman from the Green Party...

Since Germany is the main EU country uncertainty on who will become the next German (and in many ways EU) leader is "a problem".

Music; The Bangles - Eternal Flame [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSoOFn3wQV4[/url] or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSoOFn3wQV4 

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The alert level has low-key been at 5 for weeks.  I had been wondering about that myself, both the 5, and the low-key.

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I will make the alert level an item...DJ

-Numbers [url]https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/[/url] or https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ India again reporting record numbers-the real numbers may be 5 to 10 times the reported ones...We will reach 3,3 million+ reported deaths today-but the real number by now is over 7 million [url]https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/covid-19-has-caused-6-9-million-deaths-globally-more-than-double-what-official-reports-show-834508507.html[/url] or https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/covid-19-has-caused-6-9-million-deaths-globally-more-than-double-what-official-reports-show-834508507.html 

Can we vaccinate ourselves out of a pandemic would be a poll question-"yes" or "no" the simple answers..I think vaccines are good for damage control. Israel may have vaccinated themselves out of this crisis-and will have to do all it can to limit new variants...Israel is at #30 for total cases, yesterday they reported 61 new cases 4 deaths..The UK-#7 in total cases yesterday (may 6) had 2,613 new cases and 13 deaths. Dr.J.C. noticed increase of India variants in the UK...some reports indicate this variant to evade vaccines...March 27 the UK had 0,2% India variant, April 10 it was already 1,7% of all the cases...only the number of cases most likely decreased so in real numbers it may not have increased that much...

When you look at the [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2[/url] or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variants_of_SARS-CoV-2 there are links to the several variants and mutations. Not updated daily and comparing is not that easy if there is just one updated list...with limited sequencing at best the wiki-numbers give an insight on how widespread the variants are...not that much more...So "yes" can we vaccinate ourselves out of a pandemic may be a good question-the answer is very complex...

-Flutrackers

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914851-leader-of-world-s-largest-vaccine-manufacturer-flees-india-after-threats-from-rich-and-powerful[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914851-leader-of-world-s-largest-vaccine-manufacturer-flees-india-after-threats-from-rich-and-powerfulThe CEO of the Serum Institute in India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers, has fled India, claiming he and his family had been threatened by some of the most powerful people in the country.

In an interview with the Times of London, published on Saturday May 1, Adar Poonawalla said he flew to London after enduring phone calls from chief ministers of Indian states, business leaders and others demanding that they receive the vaccine first.

DJ-India should review its government processes...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914849-coronavirus-russia-approves-sputnik-light-a-single-dose-vaccine-with-80-efficacy[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/europe-aj/europe-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914849-coronavirus-russia-approves-sputnik-light-a-single-dose-vaccine-with-80-efficacy DJ-Most people would prefer one vaccination...Both in the US and Russia the willingness to accept vaccinations is a problem...Also with the global population in the billions two vaccines per person is making the job twice as hard...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914848-where-are-the-300-tonnes-of-emergency-covid-19-supplies-that-have-landed-in-delhi-in-last-five-days[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/india/india-covid-19-sept-13-2020-may-31-2021/914848-where-are-the-300-tonnes-of-emergency-covid-19-supplies-that-have-landed-in-delhi-in-last-five-days ;No domestic flights have taken off to carry the supplies to other parts of India, nor have states been informed about their share by the Centre.

In the past five days, 25 flights loaded with 300 tonnes of emergency Covid-19 relief supplies have landed in India’s capital from around the world. The supplies include 5,500 oxygen concentrators, 3,200 oxygen cylinders and 1,36,000 remdesivir injections, said a spokesperson of the Delhi International Airport Limited.

The emergency aid could save lives. But it seems not to have reached even those who are gasping for oxygen a few km away.

“As far as I know, we have not received anything so far,” said Dr Nutan Mundeja, Director General of Health Services, Delhi government. ...

DJ-Again India has a political problem...

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/914847-the-covid-19-puzzle-deciphering-pathophysiology-and-phenotypes-of-a-new-disease-entity[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/-2019-ncov-studies-research-academia/914847-the-covid-19-puzzle-deciphering-pathophysiology-and-phenotypes-of-a-new-disease-entity ;We review the intricacies of COVID-19 pathophysiology, its various phenotypes, and the anti-SARS-CoV-2 host response at the humoral and cellular levels. Some similarities exist between COVID-19 and respiratory failure of other origins, but evidence for many distinctive mechanistic features indicates that COVID-19 constitutes a new disease entity, with emerging data suggesting involvement of an endotheliopathy-centred pathophysiology. Further research, combining basic and clinical studies, is needed to advance understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms and to characterise immuno-in ammatory derangements across the range of phenotypes to enable optimum care for patients with COVID-19.

DJ-So basicly Covid19 should be seen as a new diseasese..

[url]https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914844-cidrap-three-vaccines-show-promise-against-covid-variants[/url] or https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/local-regional-communities-and-organizations/cidrap/914844-cidrap-three-vaccines-show-promise-against-covid-variants ;

1Novavax versus B1351

Two of the studies appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the first of which describes a phase 2a-b clinical trial at 16 sites in South Africa from Aug 17 to Nov 25, 2020, on the efficacy of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine against the B1351 variant first identified in South Africa, where virus transmission is ongoing.

2 Pfizer against B1351, B117

In the second